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    Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman said that Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the Hmeymim airbase command to increase assistance to the Syrian population, especially in the settlements blocked by terrorists.

    HMEYMIM (Sputnik) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has ordered the Hmeymim airbase command to increase assistance to the Syrian population, especially in the settlements blocked by terrorists, Russian Defense Ministry's spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said Saturday.

    "Army Gen. Sergei Shoigu has ordered the Russian airbase command to increase overall support and assistance to the local population, especially in those Syrian settlements, blocked by terrorists," Konashenkov told reporters.

    According to the ministry's spokesman, Shoigu has also instructed the Russian center for the Syrian conflicting sides' reconciliation to enhance talks with heads of local administrations and commanders of armed groups in order to call on them to join the reconciliation process and ceasefire regime.

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