The Gaza Post|The News of Palestine-Moscow
First Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Directorate, Lieutenant-General Viktor Poznikhir said on Wednesday Russian military police will be deployed to the Syrian city of Douma to ensure security, maintain law and order.
“As of tomorrow, Russian military police units will be deployed to the city of Douma to ensure security, maintain law and order and arrange assistance to the local population,” he told reporters on Wednesday, TASS reported.
Eastern Ghouta residents are currently provided with the necessary humanitarian assistance, both from the UN and the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Warring Parties. As part of this task, Russian military servicemen have ensured the passage of three UN convoys, which delivered there 445 tonnes of foodstuffs, medicines and basic necessities. Meanwhile, Russian military servicemen delivered 518 tonnes of food, field kitchens, more than 9,000 liters of bottled water, along with 8,457 bed sheets and over 114,000 food packages.
Poznikhir also said the rumors about 500 people allegedly harmed by toxic chemicals in Syria’s Douma have nothing to do with the reality.
He stressed that Russian military officials over the past several hours had contacted Syrian Red Crescent officials and staff of the local office of the UN coordinator in Syria, who are participating in the humanitarian operation in Eastern Ghouta on site with the aim to identify the location of those reportedly affected.
“None of them has any confirmation of what the World Health Organization official said,” Poznikhir stated, adding that “If WHO officials really want to look into this affair, we are inviting them to Eastern Ghouta. We will be prepared to guarantee security and provide all conditions for their work”.