Posted by: africanpressorganization | 24 June 2010

Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the attacks on UNAMID peacekeepers

 


 

 

Statement by the spokesperson of High Representative Catherine Ashton on the attacks on UNAMID peacekeepers

 

 

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, June 24, 2010/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The spokesperson of High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and

Security Policy/Vice President of the Commission Catherine Ashton issued the following statement

today:

 

“We strongly condemn the attack on the AU/UN Hybrid Mission in Sudan (UNAMID) in West

Darfur on 21 June, which has led to the killing of least three Rwandese peacekeepers and the

wounding of others. This attack comes barely one month after another attack in which two Egyptian

peacekeepers lost their lives. Our sympathy is with the families, friends and colleagues of the

victims as well as with UNAMID and the affected Governments.

We continue to fully support UNAMID and deplore any attack on peacekeeping missions,

considered a war crime under International Law. We call on the Government of Sudan to spare no

effort to apprehend and bring perpetrators of these atrocious attacks to justice without delay. These

fatal incidents demonstrate the disturbing security situation in Darfur and the need to focus on the

efforts to find a political solution to the conflict.”

 

SOURCE 

European Council


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