Militants’ snipers keep targeting the crossing in Syria’s eastern Ghouta, preventing civilians from leaving, the head of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation, Maj. Gen. Yury Yevtushenko said at the briefing on March 3.
“The situation near the crossing keeps worsening. Snipers keep targeting the vicinity of the crossing,” Yevtushenko told the reporters.
he head of the center added that none of the civilians were able to leave Eastern Ghouta because of the militants blocking access to the humanitarian corridor.
Yevtushenko reiterated that Nusra Front terrorist group, was preparing an attack on the UN humanitarian convoy and planning to blame this on Damascus. Maj. Gen. Vladimir Zolotukhin, the spokesman for the center, mentioned these plans earlier in the day, citing the data from the Syrian intelligence.
Moreover, the ceasefire regime is being constantly breached in Syria’s provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Eastern Ghouta, Latakia, the head of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation Maj. Gen. Yury Yevtushenko said yesterday.