Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said that Russia regularly delivers humanitarian support to eastern Aleppo residents, while UK “has not provided a gram of flour, a pill or a blanket to help civilians”.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria is “unlike UK” in terms of humanitarian aid.

He noted that the former regularly delivers humanitarian support to eastern Aleppo residents, while UK “has not provided a gram of flour, a pill or a blanket to help civilians”.

This was a response to the statement made by UK Prime Minister’s press secretary, who informed the media of Russia’s alleged impediment of humanitarian aid delivery to Aleppo.

“On the basis of Russophobia, the UK government has lost its ability to objectively assess the situation in Syria, including in Aleppo,” Konashenkov said.

“I will remind my colleague that Syrian forces have liberated almost half of neighborhoods in the eastern part of the city controlled by militants since November 28.”

“Over 90,000 civilians residing there were freed. Another 28,000 civilians, including 14,000 children, escaped from eastern parts of Aleppo controlled by militants to safe areas of the city. Over the course of this time, residents of eastern parts received every day humanitarian aid, medicine and warm clothes from the Russian reconciliation center and Syrian government.”

“If the UK government really wants to send humanitarian aid to residents [of eastern Aleppo], there are all conditions for that, just tell us where it is stuck now. If there is no British humanitarian aid to Aleppo, don’t interfere with others’ efforts to help.”