Russia "counts on practical Serbian help in Aleppo"

The Russian Defense Ministry "counts on practical assistance from the Chinese and Serbian military in conducting a humanitarian operation in Syria’s Aleppo."

Source: TASS
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"Alongside the interested response from international humanitarian organizations there have been specific proposals for the participation of the defense ministries of a number of countries in extending humanitarian assistance to Aleppo," the Russian MoD said in a statement on Tuesday, carried by TASS.

"The Russian Defense Ministry is grateful to the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Serbia, who were the first to come out in support of the Russian-Syrian initiative for conducting the humanitarian operation. We count on further practical steps by these countries’ defense ministries in support of the Russian efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to the population of Aleppo," the statement added.

The Russian agency noted in its report that "official invitations to join the operation have been dispatched to the U.S. military and to most European and Asian countries," and that Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu "declared the beginning of a major humanitarian operation in Aleppo on July 28," as "several humanitarian corridors have been opened for the city’s civilians and militants prepared to lay down arms."


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