Won’t enter Aleppo until safety assurances: UN
The United Nations (UN) hailed that Russian and Syrian air forces had stopped bombing Aleppo, but said it was waiting for safety assurances from all sides before going in with aid.
“We remain of course pleased if there is a reduction in fighting...because it will protect civilians,” said Jens Laerke, spokesman for the UN humanitarian agency.
However, he added: “When the weapons fall silent, we need all weapons to fall silent,” before “critical humanitarian assistance can be provided to the area and the sick and the wounded can be evacuated.”
“We need to have assurances from all parties (concerned) to the conflict. Not just a unilateral announcement that this will happen,” he said, without revealing if the UN had received security assurances from any of the sides in the conflict.