“The Syrian conflict has reached a critical point. (…) Any subsequent militarization of suffering to bring Syria and create a risk of serious consequences for the region as a whole,” reads a statement from senior European diplomat made following a telephone conversation with the envoy of the UN and Arab League Syria Kofi Annan.
“We wish to cooperate closely with Russia on finding ways to stop the violence, as well as the support of the Annan plan,” added Ashton.
She also urged the international commission of inquiry independent of Syria to conduct a thorough investigation into the massacre occurred on the night of 26 to 27 May in the Syrian town of Hula.
Syria has faced for over a year a wave of protest against the regime. A cease-fire was declared in the country last April according to the plan proposed by UN special envoy of the Arab League and Syria to Kofi Annan. About 300 UN military observers responsible for monitoring observance of the truce are in Syria, but the parties in conflict, ongoing reports of new clashes and casualties.