HMEYMIM, Feb. 25 (Press Shia) – The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation has delivered over 2.5 tonnes of aid to Syrian residents, performing two humanitarian operations in the past 24 hours, the center said in a daily bulletin posted on the Russian Defense Ministry website.

“Within last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 2 humanitarian events in the Aleppo city and in Qatana in the Damascus province. In the Aleppo city, citizens have received 150 sets with food products in the Shagba Zhdide. Citizens of Qatana in the Damascus province have received 450 sets with food products (1.8 [metric] tons),” the Saturday statement says.

According to the release, 600 Syrians received humanitarian aid in the past 24 hours thanks to the Russian action.

Russian aircraft also helped deliver aid provided by the United Nations to the Deir ez-Zor area, using parachute platforms.

On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Russian servicemen for helping people in Syria, including in what concerns humanitarian assistance and medical assistance.

Russia has been carrying out regular humanitarian aid deliveries to various parts of Syria and has been facilitating the distribution of UN aid in Syria where a war has been ongoing since 2011.

SPUTNIK/Press Shia