Russia announces 48-hour ceasefire in Syria`s Aleppo

Russia`s defence ministry announced late Wednesday that a ceasefire had been introduced to stabilise the situation in Syria`s city of Aleppo for 48 hours.

Moscow: Russia`s defence ministry announced late Wednesday that a ceasefire had been introduced to stabilise the situation in Syria`s city of Aleppo for 48 hours starting from Thursday.

"On Russia`s initiative, a `regime of silence` has been introduced in Aleppo for 48 hours from 00:01 16 June (2100 GMT Wednesday) with the goal of lowering the level of armed violence and stabilising the situation," a ministry statement said.

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