“The servicemen of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties in Syria continue to provide humanitarian assistance to the earthquake-affected residents of Aleppo province,” the department said in a statement.

It is noted that one of the distribution points is deployed in the church of Marellas, where parishioners who are left without housing gather.

Russian servicemen brought food packages, milk, flour and essentials for residents - pillows, mattresses, bed linen.

In addition, according to the ministry, another distribution point has been set up in the former banquet hall, where a local entrepreneur accommodated several hundred families whose houses were destroyed due to the earthquake.

Earlier, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed the command of the Russian group of troops in Syria to help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake.

The Syrian Ministry of Health reported that the death toll in the country as a result of the earthquake increased to 1250, more than 2 thousand people were injured.