Russia ready to resume humanitarian pauses in Aleppo

A child near the Bustan al-Qasr checkpoint in eastern Aleppo, where the humanitarian corridor begins for militants who decided to give up their weapons and leave Aleppo.

A child near the Bustan al-Qasr checkpoint in eastern Aleppo, where the humanitarian corridor begins for militants who decided to give up their weapons and leave Aleppo.

Michael Alaeddin / RIA Novosti
Six humanitarian corridors are open for civilians leaving eastern Aleppo

Russia and the Syrian government are ready to resume the humanitarian pauses in Aleppo if they receive guarantees from international organizations about readiness to evacuate the sick and the wounded as well as peaceful civilians from the rebel-held areas, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Oct. 26.

"The Russian Aerospace Forces and the Syrian Air Force have been sticking to a moratorium on air strikes for the past eight days. They are staying out of a 10-km (6-mile) zone around Aleppo," Konashenkov explained.

"Six humanitarian corridors, field kitchens and first aid stations are open for civilians leaving eastern Aleppo 24 hours a day," the Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman said.

"Russia and the Syrian government are ready to resume ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Aleppo if they receive guarantees from international organizations confirming readiness to evacuate the sick and the wounded as well as civilian population from the rebel-held areas," Konashenkov emphasized.

He also said that the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria had turned over 10 tons of humanitarian cargoes to the local population in the Sheikh Maqsud neighborhood of Aleppo.

Source: TASS.com

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