Russia, China Rejected UNSC Statement on the Situation in Tigray

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March 5/2021(ENA) Russia and China objected to the issuance of a Security Council statement regarding the situation in the Ethiopian province of Tigray with allegations of human rights violations and unverified war crimes.

Both countries vehemently opposed to the statement noting that what is going on there is an internal matter under the jurisdiction of the Ethiopian government.

The U.S. delegation reportedly recommended Ethiopia to support immediate cessation of fighting in the region.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, reported that her office has established a database related to the incidents with no confirmation or verification with the government of Ethiopia.

In the meantime, the Ethiopian government has announced that it is already conducting investigations over the allegation and is working towards ascertaining the rule of law in the region by thoroughly investigating and preparing evidences of crimes by the perpetrators.

The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakarova urged the U.S. State Department to stop trying to meddling in other countries domestic affairs not just in words but in deed.

Without considering and respecting its partners’ interests these noble causes will remain simple declarations, she added.