“Many cargo planes refuse to land in Syria due to US and European sanctions.

Even those countries that want to send aid cannot send cargo by air due to sanctions, ”TASS quoted him as saying.

According to Sabbah, there is a lack of gear and equipment in the country due to the general situation and because of the sanctions.

“Therefore, we called on all UN member countries to help in this situation.

All of Syria needs help.

Whatever we get, all Syrians will get, we do not draw boundaries between different groups,” he said.

Earlier, the International Federation of the Red Cross announced more than 1.5 thousand deaths in Syria as a result of the earthquake.

On February 7, an Il-76 aircraft of the Russian Emergencies Ministry with rescuers and dog handlers arrived in Syria to provide assistance after the earthquake.