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MEDIA MESSAGE

 

According to incoming information, on the morning of March 19, the Yemeni Houthis carried out with the help of drones another missile strike on the territory of Saudi Arabia, which in the protracted inter-Yemeni armed conflict is supporting the government forces of the Republic of Yemen (YR).

The target of this attack was an oil refinery located near the Saudi capital of Riyadh. No one was reportedly injured in the attack. The fire that broke out at the enterprise was promptly localized and extinguished.

Moscow strongly condemns the aforementioned action of force. We urge all parties to the conflict in Yemen to strictly abide by the provisions of international humanitarian law, to immediately and completely abandon military operations that lead to the destruction of civilian infrastructure and casualties among the civilian population.

We reaffirm our principled and consistent position in favor of an early end to violence in the Yemeni Republic and the establishment of a broad inter-Yemeni negotiation process aimed at developing a comprehensive solution based on the legitimate interests of all parties involved in the numerous problems faced by Yemen and neighboring states.

In the course of our contacts with the leading political forces of YR and interested external players, we will continue to do our best to promote this.

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