Putin orders "humanitarian corridor" in Syria's eastern Ghouta

February 26, 2018 16:08
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MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered the implementation of a daily ceasefire in Syria's eastern Ghouta, starting on Tuesday, and the creation of a "humanitarian corridor" via which civilians can leave, his defense minister was quoted as saying.

The minister, Sergei Shoigu, said the ceasefire would run from 9:00 until 14:00 local time daily, RIA news agency reported. He said details on the location of the corridor would be released soon.

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