Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed to enter in the Eastern ghouta of the Syrian humanitarian pause. About it reports «RIA Novosti» with reference to Minister of defence Sergey Shoigu.
He noted that the decision was made in accordance with the resolution of the UN Security Council about a ceasefire in Syria.
For an exit of civilians from the area will open a humanitarian corridor. Pause will operate daily from 27 February, from 9.00 to 14.00.
Shoigu stressed that the East ghouta is not the only source of tension.
The war in Syria lasts since 2011. The fighting involved government forces, the opposition, radical Islamists, Kurds and the militants of the «Islamic state». To conflict at different times joined the armed forces of the United States, Russia, Turkey and Iran.
Eastern ghouta – a Damascus suburb. It is one of the last territories in Syria, which remains under rebel control.
The resolution adopted by the UN Security Council on February 24, calls upon all parties to the conflict in Syria to immediately cease hostilities throughout the country to be able freely to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate the sick and wounded.
Syrian monitoring centre for human rights February 25 reported that after the adoption of UN security Council resolutions shelling of Eastern ghouta has not stopped. According to the monitoring center, February 18 victims of air strikes and artillery fire in the Damascus area became at least 519 people, including 127 children and 75 women.
Putin instructed to enter a humanitarian pause in the Syrian Eastern ghouta 26.02.2018