Russian President: Death of people on 'Freedom Flotilla' not motivated
At the opening of EU-Russia summit in Rostov-on-Don, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev stated about the need to investigate the circumstances of the interception of Israeli special forces to the international fleet with humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip, which killed 19 people, Russia-24 TV channel reported.
"We should conduct a thorough investigation, but in any case, death is absolutely irreversible, and not motivated," Medvedev said.
In an official statement the Russian Foreign Ministry and the EU called for a thorough and impartial investigation of the consequences of Israeli military operation against "freedom flotilla" transported humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip, RIA Novosti reported.
The document contains the calls of Russia and the European Union for the immediate opening of the road for humanitarian aid, commercial goods and people to the Gaza Strip and from it.
"Freedom Flotilla" consists of six vessels. There were about 600 activists from Europe and Arab countries, including dozens of deputies on the board. The rally was organized by human rights activists from Ireland, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Algeria and Kuwait. They intended to bring 10,000 tons of humanitarian supplies, including medicines and construction materials to the Gaza Strip.
IDF Naval Forces intercepted six ships attempting to break the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip according to the orders of the political leadership. The ships were not allowed to enter the enclave, and break the naval blockade. According to the world media, about 19 people died during Israeli special operation. Israel confirmed that nine people died.