Majority of civilians have fled East Ghouta

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EAST GHOUTA, Syria – Major General Vladimir Zolotukhin, a spokesman for the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties, told reporters on Tuesday that the majority of civilians have successfully fled terrorist-controlled areas of East Ghouta using the Russian-imposed humanitarian corridors.

“With the assistance of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties, civilians’ exit from the Eastern Ghouta area through the humanitarian corridor’s checkpoints continues,” he said.

“The flow of refugees leaving Eastern Ghouta is declining. Most civilians have left the areas controlled by militants. Some groups of citizens are currently leaving (them),” he said.

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He then explained how the Russian role is now to provide medical help, food and distribution of survival kits to refugees.

“The center’s specialists have organized the distribution of hot meals and food packages at the checkpoints and refugee camps. Today, 6,000 civilians from Eastern Ghouta were provided with food. The distribution of hot meals and food packages continues,” he said.

 

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