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Russian, Armenian defense ministers discuss humanitarian operation in Aleppo

August 16, 2016, 12:02 UTC+3 YEREVAN
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YEREVAN, August 16. /TASS/. Russian and Armenian Defense Ministers Sergei Shoigu and Seyran Oganyan have discussed in detail Russia’s large-scale humanitarian operation in Syria during the talks in Yerevan, the Armenian Defense Ministry press service reported on Tuesday.

"Oganyan expressed support and solidarity with the Russian Federation’s humanitarian efforts to provide assistance to the Syrian people," the ministry said.

The two ministers also discussed "pressing global and regional security issues and military and technical cooperation," the press service said. After the talks, Shoigu and Oganyan signed an agreement on cooperation in evaluating the radiation, chemical and biological situation on behalf of the combined forces of the Russian and Armenian armies.

The meeting was held ahead of a session of the CSTO Defense Ministers’ Council that will be held in Yerevan.

Moscow and Damascus began a large-scale humanitarian operation in Syria’s Aleppo on July 28. The operation involves setting up humanitarian corridors used for leaving the city and the delivery of food, medications and daily necessities to the population.

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