The Russian government extended the ‘humanitarian break’ in the besieged Aleppo until Monday, October 24. Initially, the pause was supposed to last only 8 hours. The Associated Press reported that with reference to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
According to him, such break is the minimum that allows the injured civilians receiving the necessary medical aid. The UN claims 500 people to have died and over 2,000 more to have been wounded in the recent airstrikes in eastern Aleppo. About a quarter of the deceased are children.
The UN added it is extremely urgent to set the full-scale nationwide ceasefire and provide the conditions for full-fledged humanitarian access to war-torn areas.