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Moscow's approach to Gaza and Ukraine

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Russia said on Wednesday that the war in Gaza was escalating due to Israel's incursion into Rafah and that Moscow so far saw no prospect for a peace settlement in Gaza or the wider Middle East.

Does Russia respect humanitarian laws in Ukraine? © Mena Today 

Russia said on Wednesday that the war in Gaza was escalating due to Israel's incursion into Rafah and that Moscow so far saw no prospect for a peace settlement in Gaza or the wider Middle East.

"An additional destabilizing factor, including for the entire region, was the launch of an Israeli military ground operation in Rafah," Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters.

"About one and a half million Palestinian civilians are concentrated there. In this regard, we demand strict compliance with the provisions of international humanitarian law."

Speaking more broadly about efforts to find a lasting settlement in the Middle East, Zakharova said: "I would like to call it a settlement, but, alas, it is far from a settlement."

"There are no prospects for resolving the situation in the Gaza Strip. On the contrary, the situation in the conflict zone is escalating daily."

Maria Zakharova does not seem to have the same concern for Ukraine, where her country is responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of civilians.

Does Russia respect humanitarian laws in Ukraine? Obviously not.

Since the invasion of this country by Russian troops, war crimes have been proven and documented.

By Dmitry Antonov

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