Putin discussed with the security Council the situation in Aleppo and Mosul

President Vladimir Putin discussed with the permanent members of the security Council the situation in Aleppo and Mosul, as well as the process of settlement of the crisis in Ukraine, reported the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, reports TASS.

According to him, the President informed the security Council members about the meeting “channel four” in Berlin, as well as on the follow-up conversation “on Syrian matters” with French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

“They discussed the situation around Aleppo in the context of the humanitarian pause. It was noted the importance of using it to begin the process of disengagement of the moderate opposition and terrorists”, said Peskov.

A Kremlin spokesman added that members of the security Council also discussed the operation to free Mosul. “Concerns were expressed in connection with the potential flow of militants into Syria and the abrupt increase in the flow of refugees,” he said.

According to Peskov, the security Council discussed current issues of socio-economic domestic Russian agenda.

Participation the meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Kremlin administration Anton Vaino, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, FSB Director Alexander Bortnikov, SVR Director Sergei Naryshkin, special envoy of the President on issues of environmental activities, environment and transport Sergei Ivanov.

From October 20 in Aleppo started to act imposed on the initiative of the Russian “humanitarian pause”, which should allow civilians and the wounded fighters to leave the Eastern part of the city. From 18 October, the Russian and Syrian armed forces do not cause attacks on Aleppo. On the eve of the defense Ministry reported three wounded Russian officers during the “humanitarian pause”. The Department explained that they came under fire from militants.


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