Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 23, 2018)
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to people in the Syrian Arab Republic.
Despite ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations have been registered in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib and Daraa.
The Russian side jointly with the Syrian government is taking measures on post-conflict settlement in Damascus province.
Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation are monitoring humanitarian situation and cooperating with state authorities on issues of recovering infrastructure of the top priority.
Russian special equipment and construction materials have been delivered to Kafer-Batna Dahiyat al-Asad and Arbin to remove rubles, clear streets and recover social infrastructure. More than 25 square km have already been cleared from rubbles.
The Syrian engineers are operating in the Eastern Ghouta to clear up its territory. They have already cleared up 453 building and 32 kilometers of roads; found and defused 956 explosive devices.
Due to improving humanitarian situation, 66,257 people have returned home in the Eastern Ghouta.
Measures are being taken to stabilize situation in other Syrian regions as well.
The Russian military police has organized observation posts in the settlements of Talbiseh, al-Rastan, Eastern Ghouta, Yarmouk and Eastern Qalamoun to prevent provocations and ensure the safety of civilians.
The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is taking measures to improve humanitarian situation in other Syrian regions as well.
Over the last month, the Russian Centre carried out 41 humanitarian operations to deliver more than 95 tons of food supplies, bottled water and items of the bare necessities.
Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to more than 1,000 people.
The Syrian government is cooperating with the Russian Centre for Reconciliation to create conditions so that people to return back to their homes.
Since November 1, 2017, a total of 13,763 people have returned home in the province of Homs, and 46,792 people – on the eastern shore of the Euphrates in Deir ez-Zor province.
Since April 25, 2018, more than 7,000 people have returned to settlements of the Eastern Qalamoun.