rt.com – Lavrov: Kerry finally presented proposals on Aleppo in line with Russia’s stance
At a meeting in Rome, US Secretary of State John Kerry made suggestions on Aleppo in line with those of Russian experts, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.
Russia is ready to immediately send military officials and diplomats to Geneva to work out a joint plan of action for Aleppo in line with US proposals, Lavrov said, as quoted by Russian news agencies.
“Moscow is ready to immediately send our military experts and diplomats to Geneva to work out joint actions with our US colleagues in line with the [new] American proposals, which would ensure the withdrawal of all militants without exception from eastern Aleppo, and would provide unimpeded humanitarian supplies to the city’s residents and ensure the establishment of normal life in eastern Aleppo,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Saturday.
Until Friday, the United States had been doing its best to try to “push provisions that would take the heat off Al-Nusra, which directs the militants in the unliberated parts of eastern Aleppo,” Lavrov noted, while adding, “however, yesterday at our meeting in Rome, John Kerry passed on to us proposals from Washington that are in line with the suggestions from Russia’s experts.”
almasdarnews.com – Russia, Turkey agree to give jihadists 24 hours to leave east Aleppo: report
Russia and Turkey reportedly agreed on Friday to give the jihadist rebels of Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (formerly Nusra Front) 24 hours to leave east Aleppo through the humanitarian corridor setup by the Russian military.
According to the Russian media, Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham has 24 hours to leave east Aleppo; if they refuse to do so, then they will show no mercy to the 900 remaining jihadists combatting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).
almasdarnews.com – Two Syrian pilots killed as rebels shoot down jet over eastern Aleppo
Last night, a Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) jet was shot down while carrying out sorties over eastern Aleppo, reports claim.
The Syrian warplane, type ‘Aero L-39 Albatros’, was conducting machine gun raids on Islamist insurgents in support of nearby Syrian infantry advances.
rt.com – UK ‘did not send a gram of flour’ to Aleppo: Moscow refutes criticism over aid for Syria
The UK has not sent even one gram of flour or a single blanket to Aleppo since the Syrian conflict began, the Russian Defense Ministry said responding to a spokeswoman for Downing Street, who said Russia is stopping aid deliveries to the besieged city.
“It seems that the UK government has lost an objective view of what is happening in Syria, including Aleppo, due to Russophobia,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday, noting that the UK has not sent “a single gram of flour, any medicine or blankets to help” civilians in Aleppo during the whole Syrian conflict.
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