“The humanitarian, social and economic situation in Eastern Ghouta is deliberately exacerbated by the leaders of the al-Islam, Failak Ar-Rahman and Jabhat al-Nusra illegal armed groups. All attempts by the government of the Syrian Arab Republic to provide assistance to civilians in the Eastern Ghouta region are blocked by militants,” spokesman Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko told a briefing.
“Over 24 hours, 27 mines and two rockets were fired from areas controlled by illegal armed groups in Eastern Ghouta at Damascus’ suburbs and settlements in the province. One of rockets hit a house in Rukn ad-Din district of Damascus. There are significant destruction and casualties among civilians. Over 24 hours, a total of four civilians were killed and 51 more were injured,” Defence Ministry's spokesman said.
Earlier, Russian military reported that humanitarian crisis in the region deteriorated, saying that appeals to illegal armed groups to cease resistance and surrender arms were unsuccessful and that the peace negotiations in the region were derailed.