Russian Defense Ministry surprised by lack of assistance to Aleppo civilians from UN

Moscow, SANA – Russian Defense Ministry said that the international humanitarian organizations did not provide any real assistance to Aleppo residents though the city has been liberated from terrorism and terrorists for a month already.

Spokesman of the Defense Ministry Major General Igor Konashenkov said Saturday in a statement “Surprisingly, after the period of super-close attention to Aleppo from international organizations, involved in humanitarian demining, a month later there are no initiatives to offer assistance to the people in that city.”

“Is the UN authority on demining and the Geneva international center for humanitarian demining aware of the fact working in Aleppo since mid-December does not risk lives, and all roads to the city are absolutely free and safe? They do know, for sure,” Konashenkov added.

“This is also well known to UNISEF representatives and to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, which are the UN key bodies for assistance to children and adults, who suffer from military actions”, he said.

Konashenkov pointed out that the Russian Coordination Center, International Committee of the Red Cross and Syrian Arab Red Crescent provide the basic needs including medicines, food, potable water and clothes to Aleppo residents regularly.

Engineering units of the Syrian Army worked in cooperation with the Russian experts on combing the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city in preparation for the return of residents to their houses after the city was liberated from terrorists on 22nd December of the past year.

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