Syria: Putin orders five-hour daily ceasefires in eastern Ghouta

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First ‘humanitarian pause’ expected to begin on Tuesday and comes after UN security council’s demand for end to fighting goes unheeded

Vladimir Putin has ordered a daily five-hour “humanitarian pause” in the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta to begin on Tuesday, effectively replacing a United Nations security council resolution that had demanded a month-long ceasefire in the embattled region.

The Russian president’s move, which was announced by his defence minister, Sergei Shoigu, highlighted in stark terms Russia’s primacy in Syrian affairs and the UN’s failure to impose an end to the fighting in the area bordering Damascus.

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