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Russian Defense Ministry hopes the US would ensure safety of corridors to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo

Moscow, - Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said that the government of the Syrian Arab Republic has officially affirmed its stance to provide the necessary guarantees for the safety of the delivery of humanitarian aid through corridors to Aleppo city, noting that there are no similar guarantees up till now from the armed groups, controlled the United States, in Syria.

Antonov told reporters in Moscow on Monday that the Russian Defense Ministry hopes that the United States would do whatever is necessary to ensure the safety of roads in delivering humanitarian aid to the locals in Aleppo as soon as possible.

He reaffirmed that Russia supports the initiative of the UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura regarding Aleppo, but it knows that it can be applied only if there are guarantees for the security of the said corridors.

Antonov pointed out that there are eight safe corridors in Aleppo through which Russian military personnel deliver humanitarian aid with the Syrian authorities' support, clarifying that the locals are provided daily with water, foodstuffs and necessary materials through seven corridors, while the 8th corridor was opened in Castillo road area to let the gunmen leave the city, noting that the Russian military personnel are carrying out a humanitarian operation in Aleppo during the entire month.

Source: Syrian Arab News Agency