Shoigu: Russia and Syria suspended air attacks on Aleppo
13:24, 18 October 2016

Shoigu: Russia and Syria suspended air attacks on Aleppo

Russia is preparing for an eight-hour "humanitarian pause" announced for October 20

13:24, 18 October 2016

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Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian Air Space Forces and the Syrian Air Force from 10:00 today, October 18, have suspended air strikes on Aleppo. On it informs "TASS".

Air strikes halted in preparation for the "humanitarian pause" on 20 October.

"Early termination of airstrikes is necessary for the introduction of a "humanitarian pause" on October 20. This will ensure the safety of six exit corridors for civilians and allow to prepare for the evacuation sick and wounded people from the eastern part of Aleppo." - Said Shoigu.

Let us remind, Russian General Staff announced the start of a "humanitarian pause" in Aleppo on October 20.

The UN believed that the eight-hour humanitarian pause in Aleppo will not be sufficient to deliver the necessary assistance. UN previously called for a cease-fire for at least 48 hours to deliver humanitarian aid to the population.

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