A daily humanitarian pause will start in the East Ghouta region near Damascus on February 27, the Russian Defense Ministry said on February 26.
The pause will civilians an opportunity to leave the areas where a fighting between government forces and militants is ongoing. Coordinates of the corridor, which will be established for civilians, are already prepared.
The minsitry said in a statement:
“As ordered by the Russian president, a daily humanitarian pause from 09:00 to 14:00 (local time) is being introduced starting February 27 to avoid civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta.”
The ministry also suggested to introduce similar measures in other “hotspots” across the country.