The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano: “We thought we had seen everything in the Syrian crisis: massacres, chemical weapons and serious violations of human rights. However, the terrible news from eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, where Syrian regime attacks are barbarically murdering numerous civilians, women and children, shows that a tragic new low has been reached in Syria.
I would like to add my voice to the UN appeal for an immediate ceasefire, to end the siege, and to reopen a humanitarian corridor to ensure full access to aid, especially food and medicine.
The Damascus regime is responsible for this brutal violence.
I urgently call on the international and regional players involved, and especially the Astana troika countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey), to put a stop to this tragedy”.