In a press assertion issued on Thursday, the Prime Minister’s workplace stated it “categorically rejects accusations of decimation of a folks as a coverage. Such will not be the heartbeat of this administration.”
“We’ll proceed to try to deliver to justice these accountable for heinous crimes towards civilians,” the federal government assertion added.
The United Nations has in current days expressed “grave concern” over what it has described as a “dire and deteriorating” state of affairs within the Tigray area.
Ethiopia’s authorities beforehand denied allegations of wrongdoing after a CNN investigation in April discovered that Ethiopian troopers has executed unarmed males in Tigray.
Ethiopia’s authorities spokesperson, Billene Seyoum Woldeyes, on Thursday accused critics of launching an “orchestrated assault that’s condescending in nature; usually patronising in tone; belligerent in method and harmful in final result.”
“Over the course of the previous months, there have been numerous efforts on the a part of the federal government to assuage the ache and struggling of its residents within the area,” Woldeyes stated. “Whereas these efforts might have been marred by numerous challenges given the complexity of any armed engagement, these efforts by no means the much less have been underway and centered on enabling the return of normalcy for our folks in Tigray,” she added.
In an announcement, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken demanded Eritrea and Ethiopia “take all essential steps to make sure that their forces in Tigray stop and desist this reprehensible conduct.”