The EU Council has imposed sanctions against 4 military officials of Syria for using chemical weapons


Council of the European Union have imposed sanctions against four military officials of Syria for their involvement in the use of chemical weapons against civilians. This is stated in the statement of the EU Council on the official website.

“20 March 2017, the Council has included four military officials to the list of those against whom special measures are being taken in the EU against the Syrian regime. The EU has added to these four people for their role in using chemical weapons against the civilian population in accordance with the EU policy on combating the proliferation and use of chemical weapons”, – the document says.

Today, the list of such offenders already 239 people.

The large-scale use of chemical weapons in Syria occurred on 19 March 2013. In the city of Aleppo has been applied to the rocket stuffed with chemicals . The result of the use of weapons affected the centre of the city, included in UNESCO list, 16 people were killed and about 100 received severe poisoning.

In addition, according to the statement, the EU is still in the search for a lasting political solution to the conflict in Syria within the UN framework. It is also known that the European Union has allocated over 9.4 billion euros in humanitarian aid to the state.

A new strategy for solving the conflict in Syria will be presented at the meeting of the Council of foreign Ministers on 3 April 2017.

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