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UN Stops Humanitarian Relief Offers After Syrian Troops Liberate 40% of E Aleppo

Sputnik News

10:30 02.12.2016(updated 13:26 02.12.2016)

The Russian Defense Ministry urged the United Nations to get down to work and provide real humanitarian aid to the residents of Aleppo instead of merely talking about it.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United Nations has not provided humanitarian assistance to the liberated parts of eastern Aleppo, Syria, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Friday.

"Unfortunately, there is no UN humanitarian relief in the liberated areas of eastern Aleppo," Konashenkov said.

He said that the ministry was unaware of some 30,000 residents who fled eastern Aleppo receiving humanitarian assistance, as estimated by UN special envoy for Syria Jan Egeland on Thursday.

Konashenkov voiced hope that Egeland would "instead of unsubstantiated allegations finally embark on real work of providing humanitarian aid to the residents of eastern Aleppo."

The United Nations has stopped its proposals of humanitarian aid deliveries after Syrian government forces liberated 40 percent of eastern Aleppo neighborhoods, the Russian Defense Ministry said Friday.

"After the liberation by government troops of more than 40 percent of the city's eastern districts, home to about 90,000 inhabitants, all proposals for the delivery of humanitarian aid to Aleppo stopped," Konashenkov said.


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