Russia jointly with the government of Syria is ready to resume humanitarian pause in the Syrian city of Aleppo by obtaining guarantees from international organizations on the readiness of the withdrawal of militants-held areas of sick, wounded and civilians. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia major-General Igor Konashenkov.

“Aircraft of Russian air force and Syrian air force the eighth day, has observed a moratorium on flights closer than 10 kilometers to the city of Aleppo. For the civilians, leaving the Eastern districts of Aleppo, are open round the clock six humanitarian corridors, points of hot meals and provision of first medical aid”, – said Konashenkov, quoted by TASS.

The representative of the defense Ministry also reported that in Aleppo Sheikh Maqsood the Russian Center for reconciliation gave local residents 10 tons of humanitarian cargo.

On Monday, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow is considered irrelevant the question of the resumption of the humanitarian pause in Aleppo. Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said that the ceasefire can be re-introduced in the city, if the international coalition led by the USA will affect opposition groups, forcing them to abide by the truce.

While Ryabkov accused the West of indifference to the fate of the residents of Aleppo, on the grounds that members of the international coalition alleged did not affect the militants during the three-day humanitarian pause. The humanitarian pause began to operate in the city on October 20 and then was extended until the evening of the 22nd, and then ended.

The ceasefire was intended for the release of civilians, the evacuation of the wounded and sick, as well as to ensure that the city could leave the militants blocked in the Eastern districts.

Meanwhile, the White house said the cessation of attacks videoconferencing and the army of Syria will create the conditions for disengagement of the opposition. About TASS reported to the office of the national security Council (NSC) at the White House in response to a request to comment on the talks between the presidents of Russia and the United States under the terms of the disengagement of the opposition in Syria.

“Cease these attacks on anybody would help create the conditions to ensure that the opposition distanced themselves from “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra”, which is a common threat to the United States and Russia”, – stated in the message.

Earlier in Moscow at a meeting of the International discussion club “Valdai” canadian political scientist Piotr Dutkiewicz, addressing the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Mikhail Bogdanov, said, “I got this information – I don’t know how authentic is it, I ask You to comment on. Information on the meeting (Russian President) Mr (Vladimir) Putin and (US President) Mr. (Barack) Obama in Hangzhou in September in China. She was dedicated to the truce in Aleppo”.

According to a canadian politician, the American side suggested to Putin to establish a seven-day truce during which Russia and Syria have had to create a humanitarian corridor, and the US – to ensure the disengagement of the opposition and terrorists. “Mr Putin hesitated and asked: why so little, and you have enough time to be separated? What American colleagues, I don’t know how reliable it is, said that enough is enough. And if that’s not enough, then just gave carte Blanche to the Russian side on the resumption of hostilities in Aleppo and around Aleppo,” said Dutkiewicz.

Bogdanov said in response that the question of the distinction, the separation of terrorists, first of all, “al-Nusra Dzhebhat” (banned in Russia) and the moderate opposition, had been under discussion for many months. “At all levels this was discussed – at the level of President Putin and President Obama. And discussed at other levels: with representatives of the state Department, CIA, Pentagon,” – said Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation.



The defense Ministry has called the conditions for the resumption of the humanitarian pause in Aleppo 26.10.2016

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