Russia has offered to hold a closed meeting of the UN security Council to discuss the initiative of the special envoy of the Secretary-General Staffan de Mistura for the withdrawal of the militants of the terrorist organization “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” from East Aleppo.
“Russia has requested a meeting to discuss the initiative of De Mistura. We expect that it will take place tomorrow morning,” said the Agency TASS a diplomatic source in the UN.
The holding of the closed meeting scheduled at 17:00 GMT, said the Agency interlocutor.
Staffan de Mistura has proposed to consult on the withdrawal of militants “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” from Eastern Aleppo to Idlib. According to him, at the moment in Eastern Aleppo, there are about 900 militants. The emissary of the UN calculates that the withdrawal of terrorists will help to stop the armed confrontation in this part of town. Thus, residents will be able to access humanitarian assistance.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov previously noted that the proposal by de Mistura “deserves careful consideration”. According to him, Russia is focused on what “to be always looking for some constructive step.”
Vladimir Putin on 6 October discussed with permanent members of Russian security Council the situation in Aleppo. According to the press-Secretary of President Dmitry Peskov, the discussion went in “in the terms of the American side of the agreements on a cease-fire in Syria,” passed “Interfax”. A Kremlin spokesman also said that the meeting was concerned that terrorist organizations are trying to block the provision of humanitarian assistance to the civilian population.