Russia says Eastern Ghouta operation is inevitable

World

Published: 2018-03-02 22:20

Last Updated: 2018-03-03 16:18


The body of a civilian who was killed during reported regime bombardment in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty
The body of a civilian who was killed during reported regime bombardment in the besieged eastern Ghouta enclave Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AFP/Getty
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Russian foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zaharova said on Friday that the military assault the Syrian regime is waging against Eastern Ghouta is inevitable and necessary.

Even though Russia has created a humanitarian corridor, Syrian citizens still can’t leave the region due to the continuous attacks, Zaharova said speaking at a news conference in Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily pause free from airstrikes in Eastern Ghouta from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. (0600GMT to 1100GMT).

Nevertheless, according to Russia, the five-hour humanitarian pauses that began on Tuesday have failed due to rebel shelling of the corridor.

On Saturday, the UN Security Council unanimously had agreed to adopt a resolution demanding a 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Eastern Ghouta.

By March 1, 2018, more than 600 people have been killed and thousands injured during the last ten days in Eastern Ghouta after the Assad regime and its allies launched a brutal attack to retake the last remaining opposition-held enclave, according to the White Helmets.