The defense Ministry responded to U.S. criticism of Russia’s actions in Aleppo

Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov

The Ministry of defence responded to the criticism of the State Department about the action “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo.

The representative of the American foreign policy Department John Kirby during a briefing on 4 November said that “the Syrian people, especially the residents of Aleppo, of course, do not feel any benefits from it.” He drew attention, about the effect of the pauses needs to tell the Russian side.

According to the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov, Moscow and Washington have different understandings of what humanitarian aid to Aleppo. He said that Russia is shipping food and medicine. According to Konashenkov, the US is considering a “humanitarian pause” to deliver in the Eastern part of the city “columns of trucks […] accompanied by mortars large caliber” (hereinafter quoted by TASS).

Speaking about the effect of the “humanitarian pause”, Konashenkov said that Russia in recent months has taken to Aleppo by more than 100 tons of food, medicines and basic necessities. “The state Department during this time are not delivered to the Syrians, which are supposedly baked, no bread crumbs,” — said the official representative of the Russian military.

Konashenkov stated once again that Russia has not received from the United States “no maps, no coordinates or other information” about any terrorist organization in Syria.


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October 25, the official representative of the Ministry of defense of Russia Igor Konashenkov said that Air and space forces (VKS) and the Syrian air force the last seven days has not carried out air strikes on Aleppo…

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The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on 18 October, Oct announced that Russian and Syrian air force to cease strikes on Aleppo. Then he explained that this is necessary to guarantee the safety of civilians and to evacuate the wounded from the Eastern part of the city.

10 days later, on October 28, the Ministry of defense asked the President of Russia Vladimir Putin to resume airstrikes from the militants ‘ offensive. According to military officials, killing 43 people, and another 96 were injured. However, on Wednesday, November 2, Putin ordered to introduce a new “humanitarian pause” in Aleppo on November 4.