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United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Stephen O'Brien, called to halt the siege of the Syrian city of Aleppo because of the huge civilian casualties, according to DW.

“We call on the parties and those with influence to do everything in their power to protect civilians and enable access to the besieged part of eastern Aleppo before it becomes one giant graveyard,” Stephen O'Brien said.

In the last days almost 25 thousand people left the tense eastern districts of Aleppo and this figure will only increase, O'Brien stressed.

At the same time, the Security Council at the United Nations does not bring any positive results in solving the Syrian problem.

November 30, several countries made an effort to adopt the UN resolution on the peace for 10 days. However, one of the reasons for rejection of this document was the resistance of Russia, through its representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin and blocking resolutions on Aleppo bombing in October.

The humanitarian situation in the besieged city remains tense. There are almost no hospitals in Aleppo. Rescuers could not pull the people out of the rubble due to the constant air strikes.

The Syrian city of Aleppo has been besieged for a long time. The city remains the biggest settlement controlled by Assad's opponents. Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) and Assad regime regularly cause air strikes on the local civilian population to recapture it from the rebels.

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