Russia-Proposed 8-Hour Aleppo Humanitarian Pauses 'Positive Step' - Mogherini

© AP Photo / Burhan OzbiliciEuropean Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini
European Union's Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini - Sputnik International
EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that the announcement of Russia-proposed humanitarian pauses in Syria’s Aleppo is a positive step.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The announcement of Russia-proposed humanitarian pauses in Syria’s Aleppo is a positive step, but it remains to be seen whether eight hours is long enough to deliver aid, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Monday.

People inspect the damage at a site hit overnight by an air strike in the rebel-held area of Seif al-Dawla neighbourhood of Aleppo, Syria, September 30, 2016 - Sputnik International
UN Welcomes Humanitarian Pause Announced by Russia in Syria’s Aleppo
Earlier in the day, Lt. Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate, announced a humanitarian pause to be introduced for eight hours on October 20.

"It can be a start, there are discussions ongoing if the eight hours are enough for the convoys to deliver the aid to east Aleppo or not… For sure it’s a positive step but again the last assessment we had from the UN agencies was that 12 hours are needed so I believe there will be a little bit of work… to find common ground," Mogherini told a press conference.

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