Diplomatic source: Russia expects the UN to deliver aid to eastern Aleppo civilians

Geneva, SANA – Russia expects the UN efforts to launch delivery of humanitarian aid to thousands of civilians in the areas liberated from the terrorist organizations in eastern Aleppo, said a diplomatic source close to the International Syria Support Group’s task forces in Geneva.

The Syrian army units, backed by the supporting forces, have launched an offensive to uproot terrorists from the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo city, in parallel with carrying out evacuation operations for thousands of civilians, mostly children and women.

The source told Sputnik news agency on Thursday that “Now, when several districts where, according to our estimates, about 90,000 civilians live, have been freed from militants, the United Nations faces the moment of truth, we expect it to intensify efforts to assist them. These 90,000 Syrians have been liberated from the terrorists. They endured much suffering, they were used by the so-called moderate opposition very similar to Jabhat al-Nusra as ‘human shields,’ the United Nations must help them.”

“Nothing prevents the United Nations from delivering relief to the north-eastern regions of Aleppo, liberated from the militants, since Castello road is free and safe,” the source added.

It stressed that “The issue requires coordination with the Syrian government which is willing to cooperate with the United Nations,” the source added.

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