Russia ready to extend Aleppo humanitarian pause: Putin

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Moscow (AFP)

Russia President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow was ready to extend the humanitarian pause in Aleppo, Syria's second largest city already badly damaged by bombing, "as far as possible".

"We have made clear our intention to extend as far as possible, depending on the current situation on the ground, the halt in our air strikes," Putin said during a press conference broadcast on Russian television following negotiations on Syria with French leader Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.