Russian Ministry of Defence: Russia registered 9 violations of ceasefire in Syria

16.06.2017, Russia.

Russian party of Commission on ceasefire violations in Syria registered nine cases of ceasefire violation in Syria, The Bulletin of The Russian Defence Ministry On Ceasefire Observation informs on 15th of July.

Most of the violations have been registered in the areas controlled by ISIL (organization banned in Russia) and Jabhat al-Nusra (organization banned in Russia) terrorist organizations.“Situation in the de-escalation zones is assessed as stable. The Russian party of the Russia-Turkey Commission on violations of the Joint Agreement has registered 9 cases of firing… The Turkish party has registered 8 cases… Most cases of unselective firing from small arms have been registered in the areas controlled by insurgents of the ISIS (organization banned in Russia — Rossa Primavera News Agency) and Jabhat al-Nusra (organization banned in Russia — Rossa Primavera News Agency) terrorist groupings,”  said the Defence Ministry Bulletin.

The Defence Ministry also noted that the situation with towns and villages, and armed groups joining the ceasefire agreement remains stable: no more agreements were made, negotiations are going on.

The Memorandum on creation of four de-escalation zones (one in Idlib province, another to the north of the city of Homs, others in East Ghouta and in the south of the country) was signed during negotiations about Syrian conflict regulation by ceasefire Guarantors, which are Russia, Turkey, and Iran, in Astana on 4th of May. The Memorandum implies prohibition of military activity including aircraft flights.

World community marks the significant improvement of the humanitarian situation in Syria after de-escalation zones appeared, and ceasefire was announced. Among other people, Staffan de Mistura, United Nations Special Envoy to Syria, confirmed that on 22nd of May. Russian Defence Ministry assesses the situation in de-escalation zones as stable.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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