Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (June 15, 2018)

Friday, 15 June 2018 10:52
Category: Briefings
Written by Vladimir I Poluektov
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Peaceful settlement of conflict and providing comprehensive assistance to the people are the most topical tasks for settlement of the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Iranian-Turkish Joint Coordination Centre has registered some cases of ceasefire violation by illegal armed formations in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Daraa.

Measures are being taken improve humanitarian situation in Damascus and its suburbs.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation has monitored situation in the settlement of Kharasta-al-Basal to define scope of reconstruction work at social infrastructure – schools, medical centres, bakeries, power and water supply systems.

Trade has been recovered in the city, private shops are opening. Local authorities jointly with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent organize delivery of food, water, medical assistance to the civilians, and evacuation of severely ill to Damascus.

Syrian engineers trained by Russian specialists successfully fulfil their mine clearance mission in the Eastern Ghouta and Eastern Qalamoun. Over the last 24 hours, they have checked 24 buildings in Douma and Nasriyah to defuse seven mines, two projectiles, and 13 improvised explosive devices.

Due to taken measures, 69,001 people of Eastern Ghouta have returned back to their homes from refugee and IDPs camps.

An engineering unit detected and defused 45 mines and seven improvised explosive devices in Sulim, Homs province.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is working on improvement of humanitarian situation in other region of Syria as well.

Over the last 24 hours, the Russian Centre carried out humanitarian actions in the settlements of Jubb-al-Safa, Aleppo province, al-Tabiyah, Deir ez-Zor province, and Khiyarat-Danun, Damascus province. People received 1,750 food sets, medical supplies and items of the bare necessities. The total weight of cargo amounted to seven tons.

Russian military medics have provided medical assistance to 139 people, including70 children.

Recovering of social infrastructure and establishment of peaceful life enables people to return back to their homes.

Over the past day, 227 people have returned to Homs province, and 114 people to the Eastern Ghouta.