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Russia defence minister says close to reaching ceasefire deal for Syria - RIA
December 23, 2016 / 9:23 AM / a year ago

Russia defence minister says close to reaching ceasefire deal for Syria - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The evacuation of rebel fighters from Aleppo is complete, creating the conditions for a ceasefire deal in Syria, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu was quoted by the RIA news agency as saying on Friday.

A general view shows damage in the Old City of Aleppo, Syria December 13, 2016. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

“In my view we are very close to achieving an agreement on a full ceasefire across the territory of Syria,” Shoigu said at a meeting with President Vladimir Putin, RIA reported.

Reporting by Peter Hobson; Editing by Maria Kiselyova

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