Syrians look at the damage in a street in the ancient Syriac Quarter of the regime-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo following rocket attacks by rebels on July 11, 2016. Syrian opposition fighters launched a major assault on government-held districts of Aleppo city after the regime severed their only remaining supply route into the city, an AFP correspondent said. / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIAN

(TASS) Russia’s Defense Ministry received a letter from the head of the UN humanitarian mission in Syria asking to extend humanitarian pauses in Aleppo, the ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Thursday.

He said that the letter was received by “our representative in Geneva on November 7,” the letter contained “another request to extend future humanitarian pauses in Aleppo”.

“This is not the first time that we receive such requests. Every time it seems to be just another effort to find an excuse for disrupting the UN humanitarian aid delivery to the residents of Aleppo.”

Konashenkov pointed out that regardless of the humanitarian pauses, the Russian Reconciliation Center had delivered over 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Aleppo in the past few months, at the same time, not one humanitarian pause was introduced all of a sudden.

“The UN representatives were informed on the date and time of the next humanitarian pause, the corridors established for civilians and militants, the quantity of buses, ambulances, as well as eating facilities and security measures. Massive preparations to the humanitarian pauses in Aleppo have always been made in front of their eyes. Who really wants to help the residents of Aleppo, helps them,” the ministry spokesman said.

Konashenkov pointed out that the Russian defense ministry considered it unreasonable to extend humanitarian pauses just for the sake of extension. “Obviously, the humanitarian pauses are necessary. But it is unreasonable to extend them just for the sake of extension without providing any real assistance to civilians but instead providing the militants with an opportunity to restore their fighting capacity,” he said.

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The previous humanitarian pause in Aleppo lasted for ten hours on November 4.

 

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Floriangeyer
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2016-11-11 11:14

We all know that the UN is a de facto Arm of US Policy and is bought into play when the US/NATO terrorist thugs are losing.

Russia is doing a far better job of both, Defeating Terrorism and Minimising Civilian Casualties.

The US air assault on Mosul is killing many hundreds of civilians as is their clumsy and illegal air assault on Raqqa that kills many civilians.

I fervently hope that President Trump will do what he promised and halt US aggression on the Arab World.

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Daeshbags Sux
2016-11-12 02:27
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No more an arm to the US policy than it is the Russian or Chinese one as, as long as you’re friend with any UNSC permanent chair-country, any decision can be vetoed… Letting the US having their NFZ in Iraq or Libya, even by abstention, means that either Russia or China de facto approved the action. Thus, I know you won’t like it but, even if there are very dubious things about US actions and I totally agree with you about it, just think about it : if SDF and they let Daesh quiet, it’ll be one more burden to… Read more »

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notonato
2016-11-11 12:45

“regime-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo” Please иди в жопу with the your use of the word “Regime” in reference to the elected government of a sovereign nation.