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    Russian Military Brings 30 Tonnes of Relief Aid to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta

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    A spokesman for Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said that six Russian trucks carrying some 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid reached the outskirts of Syria’s Damascus.

    DAMASCUS (Sputnik) — Six Russian trucks carrying some 30 tonnes of humanitarian aid reached the outskirts of Syria’s Damascus on Thursday, a spokesman for Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said.

    "Every package contains sugar, rice, flour and canned meat. Every truck carried five tonnes of cargo," Fyodor Ochinsky said.

    Food supplies will be handed out to residents of Eastern Ghouta, a so-called de-escalation zone created on the edge of the Syrian capital. Russian trucks entered the cordoned off area through a checkpoint manned by Russian military police.

    Last May, Russia, Iran and Turkey agreed four de-escalation zones at a meeting in Kazakhstan’s Astana to improve humanitarian access to most affected areas of the country where over 220,000 people have died during six years of war.

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