Russian military officers deliver 1.3-tonne batch of humanitarian aid in Aleppo region

Russian officers have delivered a 1.3-tonne batch of humanitarian aid to residents of the settlement of Sawran, Syria’s Aleppo province, the Russian center for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria said on Saturday.

“The Russian Centre for Reconciliation delivered 1.3 tonnes of humanitarian relief to the citizens of Sawran. People received 300 food sets (rice, sugar, canned meat). Russian military police ensured security of the humanitarian action,” the center said.

Apart from that, the Russian center alongside the Syrian Reconciliation Ministry have coordinated action to help refugees to return to their homes. Over the past 24 hours, 45 people came back to their homes from the camps for internally displaced persons. Among them are 35 refugees in the Aleppo region and ten more in the Homs region.

The center’s officers met with officials of the settlement of Salbiyah, Aleppo province. The sides outlined conditions for refugees’ return and drew up plans on rebuilding infrastructure facilities.

Also, a ceasefire agreement has been signed with two populated localities in Aleppo province – al-Amiriya and Rijm al-Umeirat – in the past 24 hours.

The Russian Defense Ministry declared the establishment of the reconciliation center on February 23, 2016. It is headquartered at the Khmeimim air base, Latakia province. The center was set up in line with agreements reached by Russia and the United States to facilitate the negotiations between the Syrian government and opposition and to organize humanitarian deliveries.


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