"Today, 52 civilians were withdrawn from Eastern Ghouta, 26 of them were children. Now they are in the settlement of Adra on the territory of a former driving school. The humanitarian situation is being clarified. Within two days, they will be provided with all the necessary assistance, including medical," Zolotukhin told reporters.
The civilians, who left the crisis-torn territory of Eastern Ghouta, have expressed gratitude to the officers of the Russian center.
Eastern Ghouta was occupied by militants in 2012. According to Syrian Army estimates, there are 10,000-12,000 militants in the region. Despite the recent UN resolution, the combat has not ended, even when the humanitarian pause was in place, the Russian Defense Ministry's center for Syrian reconciliation said. As militants regularly target all exits from the area, civilians have been unable to leave the area.