Ceasefire violations reduced in Syria

An information bulletin of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has been published on the progress in the implementation of the Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones dated January 20, 2021.

As part of the implementation of the Memorandum on the creation of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 4, 2017, control groups by agreement of the Russian and Turkish sides, from 00.01 on March 6, 2020, a cessation of hostilities regime is in effect 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 15 facts of opening fire (of which, according to the Syrian side – 14) in the provinces: Idlib – 9, Latakia – 2, Hama – 3 , Aleppo – 1.

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