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Lavrov: Info on Sending Blue Helmets to Syria's Aleppo Fake

Politics - The reports on the possible sending of UN peacemakers to Syria's Aleppo district are fake, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"Those proposals being discussed due to the necessity to help resolve humanitarian issues in the Aleppo district do not foresee sending any peacekeeping contingent to this area of Syria. Neither the Syrian party nor US colleagues have made such proposals," Lavrov said at a news conference in Moscow on Monday, Voice of Russia reported.

"This is the first time I heard about it. I think that this is another fake report. Many want to use any pretext in order to launch some international military structures, peacemakers to Syria," the Russian minister said.

Prior to this "they tried to use the artificially created crisis related to chemical weapons, when they blamed the government for the provocations organized by armed opposition activists," Lavrov said.

"Now they are trying to use the humanitarian crisis in order to promote the ideas of humanitarian corridors, no fly zone and now, according to your information, they are promoting some ideas of establishing a peacemaking operation," Lavrov told reporters.

In reality "the idea is that the government and the opposition agree to unblock certain corridors to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo and to do this in such a way that employees of humanitarian agencies are not endangered," the foreign minister said.

Last week the Syrian foreign minister gave Lavrov a draft plan to cease fire in the Aleppo district in order to resolve humanitarian issues in this area of the country.

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