06:39 GMT15 May 2021
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    The first humanitarian convoy will head to eastern Aleppo on Sunday morning, Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin told reporters after the urgent UN Security Council meeting.

    The UN humanitarian aid will be delivered through "Castello" road, which connects the eastern and western parts of the city of Aleppo.

     

    “A very complicated scheme was developed for Castello Road, so it could be used for humanitarian deliveries at first, and then, as other preparations are made, — it could be used for other traffic,” a Russian diplomat said after the UN Security Council meeting.

     

    "Humanitarian convoy to Eastern Aleppo is supposed to leave tomorrow morning, so clearly there are no more grounds to refrain from the joint implementation of group arrangement in the humanitarian sphere of the situation," Churkin said after the UN Security Council meeting on Syria.

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