The Russian Defense Ministry is ready to consider introduction of new humanitarian pauses in Syria when the United Nations confirms its readiness to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo and evacuate civilians, ministry’s spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.

 

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“The Russian Defense Ministry will be ready to consider the possibility of introduction of new humanitarian pauses at any time as soon as representatives of the UN humanitarian mission in Syria officially confirm their readiness and ability to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo and evacuation of ill and injured civilians from there,” Konashenkov said.