Moscow, SANA_ Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has said that ” the so-called moderate opposition shoot dozens of civilians every day for trying to approach the humanitarian corridors.”
During a meeting of the Russian Defence Ministry staff in Moscow on Tuesday, the Minister stressed that the beginning of the political process in Syria has been postponed indefinitely because of the actions of the “moderate opposition” in Aleppo.
Shoigu inquired “Is that the opposition it is possible to hold negotiations with? To eliminate terrorists in Syria, it is necessary to work together rather than put a spoke into partners’ wheel. The terrorists use this for their own benefit,” the minister said. “As a result, the prospects for the beginning of the political process and the Syrian people’s return to peaceful have are postponed indefinitely,”
He also said that “over 2,000 so-called moderate opposition members carried out attacks on residential areas, schools and hospitals with the support of 22 tanks, 15 IFVs, multiple launch rocket systems and eight vehicles with suicide bombers.”
According to Shoigu, the Russian military have not been using combat aircraft in Aleppo for 16 days already upon the orders of President Vladimir Putin.
“We have not been using warplanes in Aleppo for 16 days following the order of the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation,” Shoigu said.
The Minister recalled that eight humanitarian corridors have been opened in Aleppo, and the Russian Centre for Reconciliation delivers humanitarian aid to the city on a daily basis.