Russia’s DM: Situation in De-escalation Zones is Stable

According to Russian Defence Ministry, control groups continue monitoring the ceasefire observation within the implementation of the Memorandum on creation of the de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, which had been signed by the Russia, Turkey, and Iran on May 4, 2017.

Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable.

Within last 24 hours, the Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 7 cases of firing in the provinces of Aleppo (5) and Damascus (2).

The Turkish party has registered 2 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Damascus (1), and Hama (1).

Most cases of unselective firing from small arms have been registered in the areas controlled by insurgents of the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groupings.

Humanitarian aid provided to the Syrian population

The Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides has held 3 humanitarian actions within last 24 hours:

In the settlement of Abu Jibar al-Kabira of Aleppo province the local people received 1,9 tons of food products;

In the settlement of Deir Ba’alba of Homs province the local people received 1,6 tons of food products;

In the settlement of Qamishli of al-Hasakah province the local people received 6 tons of food products and school kits

The United Nations held 2 humanitarian action:

aircraft of the Abakan Air aviation company delivered 21 tons of humanitarian aid (food products) to the Deir ez-Zor area using parachute platforms.

Reconciliation of opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, no ceasefire agreements have been signed in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements is 2, 214.

Negotiations on joining ceasefire regime have been continued with field commanders of detachments of armed opposition in the Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Idlib and al-Quneitra provinces.

The number of armed formations, which had claimed to observe the ceasefire regime, is 229.








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