"It depends on the way the process will continue – until now militants’ exodus from the city has been sluggish, [it depends] on the process of ensuring security of the humanitarian convoy and on the approach the militants will choose, whether they continue aggressive offensives or not, whether they use this humanitarian pause for regrouping, rearmament and equipment modernization of the terrorist groups, set in the eastern parts of the city," spokesman Dmitry Peskov said.
Extension of Aleppo Pause to Depend on Situation on the Ground – Kremlin
11:19 GMT 21.10.2016 (Updated: 11:20 GMT 21.10.2016)
© REUTERS / Abdalrhman Ismail People walk near an over-crowded graveyard in the rebel held al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria October 6, 2016
© REUTERS / Abdalrhman Ismail
The situation in Aleppo is changing rapidly, the decision on extending the humanitarian pause in the city will be made taking into account the situation on the ground, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Friday.
21 October 2016, 10:26 GMT
MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A "humanitarian pause" was introduced in Aleppo at 08:00 local time (05:00 GMT) on Thursday to ensure the safe evacuation of unarmed militants, and civilians from eastern Aleppo via eight designated corridors. Later, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Moscow had decided to extend the humanitarian pause in Aleppo for another 24 hours.
On Thursday, al-Nusra Front terrorists shelled civilians attempting to leave Aleppo via humanitarian corridors.