“The international community, the United Nations have been trying to get humanitarian aid and there is no reason why it can’t be done. But it has not been done because the regime and the Russians have not permitted it to be done,” Carter alleged.
The allegations contradicted the statement earlier made by the UN humanitarian adviser on Syria, Jan Egeland, who welcomed Russia’s cooperation during the ongoing withdrawal of militants from Aleppo.
“We are now getting around the clock help from the Russian military and we think we will be able to monitor and assist those evacuations that should follow,” Egeland said.
The operation has been carried out with the help of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the Red Crescent organizations, which have been able to operate in the city unhampered.