UN humanitarian advisor says US and Russia 'poles apart' on Aleppo

GENEVA - The United States and Russia are "poles apart" in trying to agree on terms for evacuations from besieged east Aleppo, UN Syria humanitarian advisor Jan Egeland said on Thursday.


Five months of negotiations over aid plans had all failed and produced "nothing", he said, and it was up to the United States and Russia to pull together to agree an evacuation of the besieged sector, which the UN has said may hold 8,000 fighters among more than 200,000 civilians.


Russia was no longer promising to pause fighting to allow people to leave, but their suggestion of humanitarian corridors was not worth the name without a ceasefire, he told reporters.


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