Putin orders daily 'humanitarian pause' in Eastern Ghouta from Tuesday: Russian agencies

AFP , Monday 26 Feb 2018

Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo: AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily "humanitarian pause" to air strikes on the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Eastern Ghouta from Tuesday, Moscow's defence minister said Monday, Russian agencies reported.

"On the instructions of the Russian president, with the goal of avoiding civilian casualties in Eastern Ghouta, from February 27 -- tomorrow -- from 9.00 to 14.00 there will be a humanitarian pause," Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted as saying.

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