09:03 GMT30 October 2020
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    UK Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Boris Johnson summoned Russian and Iranian ambassadors to discuss the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo, Johnson said Thursday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Russian General Staff said earlier on Thursday that all districts previously controlled by militants in eastern Aleppo have been freed, while the first convoy carrying over 1,000 evacuees has successfully left the area.

    "I have just summoned the ambassadors of #Russia & #Iran to convey profound disquiet over #Aleppo. Crucial to protect civilians & deliver aid," Johnson posted in his official Twitter account.

    Earlier in the day, Russian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Alexander Yakovenko told British lawmakers that UK officials use unconfirmed data on the situation in Syria and sometimes even fakes spread by terrorists. He also said that while UK officials voice concern about the humanitarian situation in Aleppo, there was no humanitarian aid delivered by Britain, including in eastern Aleppo.

    Over the recent months, Aleppo became a major battleground in Syria between government forces and militants.

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