Gen. Sergey Rudskoy announced airstrikes will stop for eight hours Thursday, starting at 8 a.m.
He also urged rebels to leave the city via two corridors to Idlib.
“These same corridors can be used to evacuate the sick and wounded,” Rudskoy said, according to Russian state-run media. “Six corridors will be opened for the passage of civilians.”
Rudskoy’s statement came about the same time that EU foreign ministers called on Russia to “halt indiscriminate bombing by the Syrian regime.”
But there’s no promise the bloodshed won’t resume after that eight-hour break.
10 children killed in airstrikes Monday
Fourteen members of the same family — including two infants and eight other children — were killed Monday in airstrikes on Aleppo, according to the activist group Aleppo Media Center.
A video shows some of the children killed lying shoulder-to-shoulder on the side of a street, wrapped in white cloth. A man squats and kisses one of the infants on the forehead before carrying the bodies away.
Since Sunday, airstrikes have killed at least 45 people in two neighborhoods in Aleppo, the AMC said.
As the strikes have continued, Western powers accused Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his supporters of war crimes.
CNN’s Schams Elwazer, Margot Haddad, Sebastian Shukla and Milena Veselinovic contributed to this report.