The real reason for no Aleppo relief

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We are told that the UK and American governments are desperate to get humanitarian relief into Aleppo and are blocked by Putin and Assad.

Is that really true? Is it really impossible for them to talk to Putin and Assad and come to an agreement which would allow this to take place very easily and quickly?

Is it not the case that the real reason they will not do this is that it would be perceived as a symbolic victory for Putin and Assad and that is intolerable?

Brendan O’Brien, London N21