Russian military lashes out at UN over aid to Aleppo

Mideast Syria
FILE - In this file photo released early Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, rescue workers try to remove a boy stuck in the debris of a building in the neighborhood of Qaterji in rebel-held east Aleppo following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. The Syrian government has opened a corridor Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of the city of Aleppo. Residents in the besieged area have said many won't go since there are no guarantees that evacuees won't be arrested by government forces (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP, File)

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military is criticizing the United Nations for dragging its feet on delivering humanitarian aid to the areas of Aleppo, which have been recently seized by Syrian government forces.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said that the Russian military has been the only source of food, medicine and other supplies for 90,000 residents of Aleppo’s neighborhoods seized by the Syrian army this week.

In Friday’s statement, Konashenkov called on Jan Egeland, a senior U.N. aid official for Syria, to move faster to provide aid to the area.

Russian-backed Syrian government troops have made significant gains in the rebel-held eastern part of the city since the weekend.

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