Russia hopes humanitarian pauses in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be used for assisting civilian population, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov told Russian reporters.

 

“We’re ready to continue the humanitarian silence, humanitarian pauses, but we expect they will be used for practical help to civilian population so that it could be evacuated via humanitarian corridors,” he said.

 

Gatilov said “humanitarian corridors are preserved.” “There are six humanitarian corridors, and our military are ready to contribute in all possible ways to humanitarian evacuation being ensured,” he said.

 

Humanitarian pauses were on around Aleppo on October 20-22 inclusive, fire was ceased from 08:00 to 19:00. Eight humanitarian corridors were opened for withdrawal of militants and civilians from the city.