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RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTER SAYS LACK OF COORDINATION POSTPONES SYRIA SETTLEMENT “INDEFINITELY”

MOSCOW, Russia, - An absence of coordinated actions among different parties in Syria is putting back a political settlement there "indefinitely," Russian Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu, said Tuesday, as fierce battles continue in the city of Aleppo.

The lack of coordination among partners of the peace process, has been taken advantage of, by terrorists there, Shoigu said, during a video conference.

The minister said, Russia has not carried out air strikes in the vicinity of Aleppo, partially held by rebels, for 16 days, following the order of Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

During the period, more than 2,000 so-called moderate opposition militants, have carried out massive strikes, shelling residential areas, schools and hospitals, according to Shoigu.

On Friday, the Russian military asked Putin to resume air strikes against the militants in eastern Aleppo, due to frequent terrorist attacks, but the Russian leader decided to extend the humanitarian pause in the area, as he believed, it is "inappropriate at the current time, to resume air strikes on Aleppo."

Source: Nam News Network