The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin talked about the complete withdrawal of militants from Aleppo. Broadcast of the meeting is the TV channel “Russia-24”.
According to the head of the defense Ministry, the operation for the liberation of the city took place in two stages with “close contact” with Turkey and Iran. According to Shoigu, the conditions for starting negotiations on a full ceasefire in Syria.
Putin said that the liberation of Aleppo is an important step for the normalization of the situation in Syria and the region as a whole.
“And this operation, of course, there is no doubt, especially in the final part, concerning the humanitarian operation ended with the direct involvement of, if not the decisive participation and influence of our servicemen,” — said the head of state (quoted by “RIA Novosti”).
He also asked to convey to the Russian military in Syria, “best wishes and gratitude for the work done”. He thanked the defense Ministry and the leadership of the General staff for the job.
The night before the Supreme command of the Syrian army said “restoration of security and stability” in Aleppo and the full liberation of the city from terrorists. The military has started demining of the South-Eastern quarters of the city.