Russia sends special envoy to Gaza region

Russia has sent a senior official to the Middle East and will continue to press for a ceasefire in Gaza, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Sunday.

Russia sends special envoy to Gaza region

Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Saltanov, President Dmitry Medvedev's special envoy for the Middle East, flew to the region on Sunday, the ministry said in a statement.

"It is essential to end the suffering of the civilian population on both sides, to stop bloodshed by ensuring a bilateral ceasefire ... Russia will continue to press for this energetically," the statement said.

Israeli troops and tanks invaded Gaza on Saturday in the worst deadly attack in decades, ignoring calls for a ceasefire from foreign governments, including the United States and Russia.


Reuters

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