Defense Ministry: shelling of a humanitarian corridor in Eastern Guta prevents the exit of civilians

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DAMASCUS, 27 Feb. /TASS/. Civilians are unable to leave the Damascus suburb of Eastern ghouta in conjunction with mortar shelling of a humanitarian corridor in the area of the settlement Vafidin, told reporters the head of the monitoring group areas of de-escalation №3 “East ghouta” General Viktor Pankov.

“The twenty-seventh of February, at nine o’clock in the morning opened a humanitarian corridor for civilians from the zone of de-escalation. Currently, there is intense fire from the militants and not a single civilian is not out,” the General said.