October 10, 2016 / 6:06 PM / a year ago

Putin says Russia, Turkey agree aid must reach Syria's Aleppo

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan arrive for a news conference following their meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, October 10, 2016. REUTERS/Osman Orsal

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan had agreed on the importance of delivering aid to the Syrian city of Aleppo.

“We have a common position that everything must be done to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo. The only issue is ... ensuring the safety of aid delivery,” Putin told a briefing after his talks with Erdogan.

On Saturday, Russia vetoed a French-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded an end to air strikes and military flights over Aleppo but a rival Russian draft text failed to get a minimum nine votes in favour.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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