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    The United Nations is ready to begin humanitarian assistance deliveries to the Syrian city of Aleppo at any time having received Russia’s agreement for 48-hour truces, but awaits guarantees from other actors on the ground, UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On August 18, the Russian Defense Ministry welcomed de Mistura's proposal for a 48-hour pause in fighting in Aleppo and expressed readiness to implement the first 48-hour humanitarian pause to supply the city with aid as a "pilot project."

    "We are ready, not only… verbally, we are ready practically, concretely, operationally… We want a pause of 48. The Russian Federation said ‘yes.’ We will wait for others to do the same, but we are ready, trucks are ready and they can leave any time we get that message," de Mistura told reporters.

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