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Russia .. Cessation of settlement work

Russia assured that the status of the Holy Places in Jerusalem will be taken into consideration and the settlement activities in the occupied territories will be halted.
Likewise, the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said during a press conference held today, Thursday: “Russia, as a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and a party to the quartet of international mediators concerned with the settlement in the Middle East, in cooperation with regional and international bodies, continues to work on a settlement. “Comprehensive and sustainable, in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, which provide for the establishment of two states, namely Palestine and Israel.”
Zakharova indicated that Russia continues to communicate on this issue with all concerned parties on a bilateral basis.
Zakharova also stressed that Russia condemns all attacks on the civilian population, regardless of their ethnic or religious affiliations, and calls for observing the status of the holy sites in Jerusalem, and for stopping Israeli settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

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