France initiated the convening of an emergency meeting of the UN security Council

Jean-Marc Ayrault

The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Marc Ayrault has demanded convocation of an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council because of the situation in the Syrian city of Aleppo. About it reports Reuters.

“We must urgently take all measures to end hostilities and ensure the unhindered delivery of humanitarian assistance [in Aleppo]”, — reads the statement of the foreign Minister of France.

A French diplomatic source added that Eero and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss the situation in Aleppo with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the meeting in Minsk on Tuesday, November 29, during the negotiations in the “channel format” to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.

The operation to liberate Eastern Aleppo from militants began 21 Nov. Government troops and militia with the support of the Palestinian brigade “Liwa al-Quds” for three days broke the defense of the armed opposition and freed a quarter of Masakin-Khan — one of the key points of the positions of militants in the city. In this area the government troops were confronted by members of the armed coalition “Jaish al-Fath” (also includes militants of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra”).

In the besieged parts of the city are about 250 thousand people. Hospitals in the East of Aleppo almost all destroyed, lack of food and medicines. The progress of the Syrian army in Aleppo over the past few days was the most serious blow to the rebels. The Eastern part of the city was under their control for four years.