Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (April 17, 2018)

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:52

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides continues working on peaceful settlement of the conflict and stabilizing humanitarian situation in the Syrian Arab Republic.

Despite the ceasefire regime being established throughout the country, the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Coordination Centre has registered several cases of ceasefire violation in the provinces of Aleppo, Latakia, Homs, and Daraa over the last 24 hours.

Situation in the Eastern Ghouta is stabilizing. Peaceful life is being recovered.

Units of the Russian MP in close cooperation with Syrian police are observing ceasefire implementation, provide security, and organize assistance to civilians.

Living houses and infrastructure objects are being cleared from mines and explosive devices.

Repair brigades have recovered water and electricity supply systems in two quarters of the city.

Recovery works are underway in other towns and settlements of the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Reconciliation Centre handed construction supplies to administration of Kafr Batna.

Representatives of the Russian Reconciliation Centre took part in the session of the National Counter-Terrorist Committee of the Syrian Arab Republic. The parties summed up results of the unique humanitarian operation aimed to evacuate civilians, insurgents, and their families from the enclave.

The Russian Centre drew special attention of the Committee members to necessity of all-round support of citizens of the Eastern Ghouta.

Due to efforts taken by the Russian Reconciliation Centre and the Syrian government, 60,005 citizens of the Eastern Ghouta have returned to their homes from camps for refugees and temporary displaced persons.

The Russian Centre holding actions aimed to make rest extremists active in Damascus province join the ceasefire regime.

Negotiations with leaders of illegal armed formations active in Dumeir resulted in preliminary agreements on laying arms down and further evacuation with their families to the north of Aleppo.

The Russian Centre for Reconciliation is above all focused on stabilizing the humanitarian situation, providing medical assistance to the people in need and meeting the priority needs of citizens.

The Russian Centre provided security to United Nations’ convoys moving to Tell Shihab and al-Tayba, Daraa province. Citizens have received 168 tons of food, household, and medical supplies.

Citizens of Aleppo have received more than 1 ton of fresh-baked bread.

Russian military medics have provided medical support to 84 Syrians, including 37 children.

The reconstruction of the destroyed social infrastructure and the establishment of peaceful life in the Syrian provinces enable people to return back to their former homes.

Over the past day, 180 people have returned to Homs province, 637 people – to the province of Deir ez-Zor (on the eastern shore of the Euphrates), and 422 to the Eastern Ghouta.

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