The situation in Yemen may be the beginning of the civil war, especially as both sides of the conflict have external support, told reporters on the last working day of the week the head of the international Department of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
International Coalition With the participation of Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries began in Yemen in the night of Thursday military action against the rebels Houthis in control of most of the country. The coalition launched air strikes on the airport of the capital of Yemen Sana'a and several military facilities. Lost his life dozens of people. The head of Iran Hassan Rouhani condemned before the conduct of hostilities in Yemen.
"The situation in Yemen explosive, equal strength face sides of the conflict, ready for combat. It has the ability to be the beginning of the civil war, especially as both sides have external support, " said Kosachev.
He noticed that Saudi Arabia provides direct intervention in the conflict without punishment, the UN and the League of Arab States adopted the proper decision after the fact.
The Senator also said the double standards that apply Western countries When assessing the situation in Yemen and Ukraine." the head of Yemen have left the country, While the U.S. position is that the legitimacy of the President is no doubt that the rebels must lay down their arms, " said Kosachev. Thus, when the head of Ukraine was in a similar situation, He was declared persona non grata. At the same time it is possible to speak about the fact that in both countries there has been a coup." Standards in U.S. foreign policy no, values - at a minimum, whether there is desire, " said the Senator.
Answering a question Last news , could the Americans to participate in fuelling conflict, Kosachev said: "the fact that there is interference (USA), there is no doubt ". However, He found it difficult to say about motivation, adding that sometimes Americans are irrational.
According to Kosachev, Russia has already proposed a peaceful way out of this situation by avoiding the use of military force and compromise through negotiations.