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    Russia's Decision on Humanitarian Pause in Aleppo 'Independent' - Kremlin

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    Russia's decision to introduce a humanitarian pause in Aleppo to help humanitarian convoys reach people in need was independent, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Saturday.

    YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK (Sputnik) — On Saturday, Russia indicated that it might further extend the humanitarian pause, which has already been prolonged for October 22, from 08:00 to 16:00 local time, depending on the developments on the ground.

    "It is an independent decision," Peskov said, commenting on Russia's decision on the humanitarian pause in Aleppo after Normandy talks in Berlin during "Vesti v Subbotu" news program.

    The leaders of the so-called Normandy Four, Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine met Wednesday in Berlin to discuss the situation in Ukraine. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the developments in Syria, including in Aleppo.

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