ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the strike on a hospital in Gaza that killed hundreds of Palestinians was a terrible catastrophe that shows that the conflict should be ended.
“As for the strike on the hospital, the tragedy that happened there was a terrible event. Hundreds of dead and hundreds of wounded are, of course, a catastrophe,” Mr Putin said after talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing.
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“I really hope this will be a signal that we need to end this conflict as soon as possible. In any case, we need to focus on the possibility of starting some contacts and negotiations.”
The international community has been closely monitoring the situation in Gaza, and Putin’s statement adds his voice to those advocating for an end to the violence and a return to negotiations.
The conflict has had a profound impact on the lives of countless civilians, and world leaders continue to seek a path towards a peaceful resolution.