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Military activity in eastern Aleppo has ceased, Russian diplomat says
The Syrian government has established control over eastern Aleppo, Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, told the UN Security Council on Tuesday.
“Over the last hour we’ve received information that the military activities in east Aleppo have stopped,” Churkin said, according to a simultaneous translation provided by the United Nations.
“So there’s no question about cessation of hostilities, or humanitarian operations. The Syrian government has established control over east Aleppo so now the stage has come for practical humanitarian initiatives.”