New Truce in Syria's Aleppo Ruled out By Russia

تم نشره في Mon 24 October / Oct 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Syrian forces advancing in Aleppo - (AFP)

MOSCOW — Russia says it is not currently considering a new truce in the Syrian city of Aleppo after a brief ceasefire ended over the weekend.

On Thursday Russia had announced an 11-hour ceasefire to allow civilians, anti-government fighters and injured people to leave opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo, promising them safe passage.

It later extended the ceasefire for another two days. The fighters, however, rejected the offer.

"The question of renewing the humanitarian pause is not relevant now," Sergey Ryabkov, deputy foreign minister, told Interfax news agency on Monday, in the first official comment from Moscow on why it did not extend the ceasefire further.