The chief of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Lieutenant-General Sergey rudskoy said Friday that Russia extend a “humanitarian pause” in Syria’s Aleppo even for one day, from 8:00 to 19:00 GMT (time coincides with the Syrian) October 22, reports “RIA Novosti”.
According to Rudskoy, pausing is extended at the request of representatives of the United Nations and other international organizations and by decision of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
“The formation of the so-called moderate opposition and their supervisors impeded the normalization of the situation in Aleppo,” added the Armenian President.
It was originally planned that the “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo will act on October, 20 from 8:00 to 16:00 GMT, later it was extended for three hours, until 19:00.
On 20 November, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that Putin instructed to extend the pause for another day, until October 21. According to Shoigu, this decision was supported by the Syrian leadership.
Earlier, the Kremlin had extended “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo, if it is not used in the interests of the terrorists. As told the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, the extension of the pause will depend on the further situation.