MOSCOW, Feb. 15 (Saba) – Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov said humanitarian disaster in Yemen is as devastating as in Syria, warning of a tragic catastrophe in Yemen.
"Tragic events are taking place in Yemen," Gatilov said at the opening of an annual student conference in Moscow on Tuesday.
"The fight against terrorism is underway in Yemen, and there is the intra-Yemeni conflict, which is a very serious humanitarian disaster," he said.
He said that about 80 percent of the Yemeni population is affected by the humanitarian crisis. "Some of our colleagues, especially Western, do not speak so openly and emotionally about that, probably because they are more focused on what is happening in Syria," Gatilov said.
"But the humanitarian disaster in Yemen is no less devastating," he said, adding that "a solution should be found."