By Matthew Russell Lee
UNITED NATIONS, August 19 -- After Ban Ki-moon's third envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura (who hired Ban's son in law) suspended or adjourned the Humanitarian Task Force meeting in Geneva, in New York where Ban has evicted then restricted Inner City Press, it nevertheless obtained this translation, immediately tweeting a photo and now publishing it in full:
“Pursuant to the principles of the international humanitarian law and in order to enlarge the scale of the humanitarian operation in Aleppo, the Russian Defense Ministry is ready to support the proposal of the Special Envoy of the UN Secretary General for Syria Staffan de Mistura concerning the introduction of 48-hour "humanitarian pauses" to supply the population of the city with food and medical items and to restore life-support systems that were destroyed by militants' attacks.
Next week we are ready to introduce the first 48-hour humanitarian pause to provide civilians living in Aleppo with humanitarian aid as a "pilot project" in order to confirm the safe delivery of cargoes to the population of the city.
Specific date and time will be determined after receiving information about the time of readiness of the convoys from the UN representatives as well as confirmation of their security guarantees from our American partners.
The condition for implementation of the initiative is delivery of humanitarian convoys both to the eastern districts of Aleppo (controlled by illegal armed groups) and to the western quarters (controlled by the government troops) through 2 different routes.
The first route starts in the Turkish city of Gaziantep and goes through the border checkpoint established by the UN Security Council resolution 2165 and then by Castello road to the eastern districts of Aleppo.
The other route will use the road to the east of Aleppo that encircles the city from the north-east and leads to the Handa rat inhabited area then by Castello road- to the western part of the city.
The Russian Federation is ready to render assistance in negotiating with the Syrian government the issues of security of the UN convoys on the territory controlled by the government troops. At the same time, we expect the same kind of security guarantees for UN convoys on the territory of the so-called "moderate opposition" from our American partners.
Responding to the UN request, the Russian Defense Ministry is ready to exert additional effort to enhance efficiency of mechanisms of examination and ensuring the security of UN convoys heading to the eastern districts of Aleppo. This will help to reduce the concerns of the Syrian government about the content of delivered goods and remove the necessity of a detailed examination of the convoys by the government forces. The representatives of the Russian Centre for reconciliation will provide any help to the Syrian troops during the passage of the convoys through the checkpoints before entering Aleppo."
Back on August 8 when the US Mission to the UN booked Conference Room 1 for a meeting about Aleppo, Syria on Monday morning, it wasn't in the UN's official Journal, nor on its schedule board. In the hall outside, Inner City Press was told by Ban Ki-moon's Media Accreditation / minders, you can go in but not photographs. (Ban's UN has descended into censorship as well as corruption, see new film here.)
But inside, not only were photographs being taken: videos from Aleppo were being shown, the CNN's Clarissa Ward was speaking. [CNN has since used this footage as an ad.]