A newsletter of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the progress of the Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones as of October 30, 2020 has been published.
As part of the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Turkish Republic and the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 4, 2017, monitoring groups continue to monitor compliance with the ceasefire regime.
By agreement of the Russian and Turkish sides, from 00.01 on March 6, 2020, the regime of cessation of hostilities operates on the territory of the Idlib de-escalation zone.
The Russian part of the representative office of the joint Russian-Turkish commission to consider issues related to violations of the cessation of hostilities regime recorded 34 facts of opening fire (of which, according to the Syrian side – 31) in the provinces: Idlib – 17, Aleppo – 1, Latakia – 12 , Hama – 4.
The Turkish part of the mission declared 2 facts of opening fire (the Russian part of the mission confirmed – 0).
During the day, the Center for the Reconciliation of Warring Parties and Control over the Movement of Refugees carried out two humanitarian actions:
in settlement Blat of the province of Aleppo 440 food sets were issued, with a total weight of 2,662 tons;
in settlement El Bustan of the Latakia province 440 food sets were issued, with a total weight of 2,662 tons.