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17.07.2017 (10:00)

Bulletin of the Russian Defence Ministry on implementation of the Memorandum on creation of de-escalation zones (July 17, 2017)

Ceasefire observation

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 10 cases of firing in the provinces of Aleppo (2), Latakia (5), and Damascus (3).

The Turkish party has registered 9 cases of ceasefire violations in the provinces of Damascus (6) and Hama (3).

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

Within last 24 hours, the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides held 4 humanitarian actions.

Three actions were held in the Aleppo city. Civilians received 3.6 tons of drinking water.

One action was held in Jaba in the al-Quneitra province. Civilians received 1.5 tons of sets with food products.

Total weight of humanitarian cargo reached 5.1 tons.

1,602 people received humanitarian aid.

Total number of humanitarian events reached 1,494.

In course of the humanitarian actions, Russian military physicians provided medical assistance to 290 people.

The United Nations held 1 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.

The United Nations and partners continued providing food and non-food, medical, psychological and law assistance to the Syrian Arab Republic. Moreover, recover of infrastructure and temporary accommodation of citizens is continued.

Reconciliation of opposing sides

Within last 24 hours, 3 ceasefire agreements have been signed with representatives of inhabited areas in the Idlib province.

Total number of inhabited areas, the leaders of which had signed reconciliation agreements is 2,025.

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

The number of armed formations, which had claimed to observe the ceasefire regime, is 228.

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