“Most of the militants’ vehicles have been destroyed,” the minister underscored.

 

Shoigu said that eight humanitarian corridors are open for Aleppo residents to leave the embattled city but militants execute dozens of civilians daily for attempting to approach the passages.

 

“Is this the opposition with which it is possible to negotiate?” the defense minister asked.

 

He said the Russian Aerospace Forces have been grounded for 16 days.

 

“At the order of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Armed Forces, we have not been using aviation in Aleppo for 16 days.”