MOSCOW – The Russian side in the Russian-Turkish commission on the Syrian truce has registered seven violations of the ceasefire regime over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.
“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),” the ministry’s Center for Syrian reconciliation said in a daily bulletin.
The Russian military has carried out three humanitarian operations in the Aleppo, Homs and Al Hasakah provinces during the past 24 hours, providing the population with food products. The United Nations conducted two humanitarian operations in the city of Deir ez-Zur, delivering 21 tonnes of humanitarian aid.
The number of settlements that have joined the ceasefire in Syria has not changed, still standing at 2,214.
Russia and Turkey are the guarantors of the nationwide ceasefire in Syria, which has been in the grip of a civil war for over six years. Syrian government forces are fighting against the opposition groups, who strive to overthrow President Bashar Assad, as well as numerous extremist and terrorist groups, such as the Islamic State (IS, terrorist group banned in Russia). – Sputnik