Russia rejects UN request to extend Aleppo ceasefire

(VOVworld) – Russia has rejected a UN request to extend the Aleppo ceasefire, saying its aim was to support civilians, not to allow the terrorists to regain strength. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov noted that a conciliation center coordinated by Russia has delivered over 100 tons of humanitarian aid to Aleppo in recent months irrespective of any ceasefire.
Russia rejects UN request to extend Aleppo ceasefire - ảnh 1
 Aleppo is now in a humanitarian crisis
(Source: AP/ VNA)

The UN on Thursday announced that the last remaining food rations were currently being sent to eastern Aleppo, and there would be nothing left to distribute next week without a resupply, according to Jan Egeland, head of the UN-backed humanitarian task force for Syria. Egeland said the coming winter will be "a real killer" and said the UN urgently needs a guarantee from the Syrian and Russian governments, and all rebel groups for its eastern Aleppo relief plan.

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