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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Shoigu opened in Syria humanitarian corridors

Syrian authorities together with the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation will hold in Aleppo, a major humanitarian operation. The goal is to get out of the city suffering from the war civilians special humanitarian corridors. A separate corridor will be provided for fighters who want to leave the city with arms.

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That in Aleppo and its suburbs have a situation on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe, announced on Thursday, 28 July, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who held a meeting in the defense Ministry. He noted that the terrorist group ISIL and jabhat al-Nusra” in the month of June-July intensified in the area of offensive action. Only in the last two weeks on the positions of Syrian government forces had carried out eight terrorist attacks, in which participated 21 a suicide bomber used three APCS, and 12 car bombs. These terrorist acts killed more than 500 people, about 2 thousand wounded.

Shoigu reminded that the warring parties have repeatedly called for reconciliation, but each time the militants violated the “silence mode”, fired at settlements, attacked the positions of government troops.

“It is necessary on behalf of the President of Russia jointly with the Syrian government to initiate a large-scale humanitarian operation on rendering assistance to the civilian population of Aleppo, — said Shoigu. — To assist the civilians who have appeared in hostages at terrorists and for insurgents wishing to lay down their arms, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of conflicting parties, cooperation with the Syrian authorities to open humanitarian corridor three. Deploy in the areas of these humanitarian corridors, points of hot meals and first aid”. Shoigu offered the international humanitarian organizations working in Syria, to join this operation.

The Minister noted that in the North of Aleppo, in the direction of the route Castello will be created a fourth corridor for the safe exit of militants with weapons. “In order to avoid unnecessary casualties among the militants have not laid down their arms and not mired in bloody crimes, I appeal to the leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic to guarantee them Amnesty and pardon,” — said Shoigu.

The defense Ministry also hopes to receive from our American colleagues the coordinates of regions where the formation of the free Syrian army and moderate opposition groups. “I would also like to understand the appearance of the detachment of the moderate opposition, how many of these units should have tanks, rocket systems of volley fire, mortars, artillery, machine guns and other moderate weaponry. Also get information about specific routes out of the city these units,” — said the Minister.

The Minister spoke about the details humanitarian operations in Aleppo.

According to him, the routes out of the city for humanitarian corridors needs to be applied to the paper and sent via SMS, in addition, residents of Eastern Aleppo on routes will be informed over the loudspeakers.

“For civilians, blocked by the militants to organize the landing from the air of food, medicines and basic necessities. With the use of technologies that will minimize the entry of humanitarian assistance to the rebels, and maximum opportunities for civilians to receive the civilian population of this aid,” — said Shoigu.

He was asked to pay shipping items of care of children, the seriously ill, personal hygiene items.

The Minister ordered that in accordance with the instructions of the President of Russia, at the personal request of Secretary of state, to send to Geneva Deputy head of Main operational Department of the General staff of armed forces of General stanisław Gadzhimagomedova to develop joint measures to stabilize the situation in Aleppo and Syria in General.

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