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Russia: Without Providing Aid to Aleppo, UK Must Refrain From Sabotaging Help

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Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, commented on a statement of a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May that the Russian side allegedly prevents supplies of humanitarian aid to Aleppo.

Russia: Without Providing Aid to Aleppo, UK Must Refrain From Sabotaging Help

Spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov (Photo: tvc.ru)

Russian daily delivers humanitarian aid to residents of the eastern neighborhoods of the Syrian city of Aleppo, while the UK has not allocated anything for all the time of the war in Syria, spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said, commenting on a statement of a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister Theresa May, who said earlier this week that Moscow was allegedly stopping aid supplies to Aleppo because it would not agree to a ceasefire to allow its safe passage.

“All this time, residents of eastern neighborhoods [in Aleppo] have been receiving daily humanitarian aid, medicine and warm clothing from the Russian Center for reconciliation and the Syrian government. The United Kingdom, in the course of all the years of civil war in Syria has not allocated a single gram of flour, a single pill or blanket to help civilians,” Konashenkov said on Saturday.

According to the representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, if the British government “really wants to send humanitarian aid to residents of the eastern regions – there are all conditions for this.”

“It seems like amid russophobia the British government has lost an objective perspective on what is happening in Syria, including in Aleppo,” Konashenkov added, noting that “if there is no British humanitarian aid for Aleppo, stop getting in the way of others’ help.”

He also reminded the press secretary for the British Prime Minister that since November 28, Syrian troops liberated almost half of the neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city, which previously were controlled by militants.

“More than 90,000 civilians, who lived there, were liberated. Also about 28,000 civilians, including 14,000 children of minority age, fled from the eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, controlled by militants, to safe areas of the city,” Konashenkov said.

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