Briefing by Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria (May 20, 2018)

Sunday, 20 May 2018 10:52

 

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, Hama and Daraa.

Situation in the suburbs Damascus is being stabilized. People are returning to peaceful life.

Repair teams are restoring power and water supply systems in the city of Douma. Volunteers are clearing streets from rubbles. Residents are recovering their houses and social facilities.

The Syrian engineers trained by the Russian specialists have been successfully performing their mission. Over the last 24 hours, 23 facilities and their territories have been cleared up in the Eastern Ghouta and Eastern Qalamoun. In total, three mines, seven projectiles, and four improvised explosive devices have been defused.

Law enforcement bodies of the Syrian Arab Republic and units of the Russian military police are cooperating to prevent provocations and ensure the safety of civilians in the settlements Yalda, Babbila, and Beir-Sahm.

Representatives of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides held a working meeting with heads of local administration of the settlements of Rukheiba and Jeroud to agree on granting amnesty to those who had decided to return back to peaceful life.

Measures are being taken to improve humanitarian situation in other regions of Syria as well.

The Syrian government has established its control in the settlements of the Homs de-escalation zone. State flags are hoisted over the administrative buildings. Law enforcement agencies of the Syrian Arab Republic have started operating there.

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 for Reconciliation held humanitarian actions in the settlements of Deir al-Baqt, Daraa province, and Dakhiyat al-Asad, Damascus province. People received 950 food sets, items of the bare necessities and bottled water. The total weight of cargo has amounted to eight tons.

Russian military medics provided medical assistance to 110 Syrians, including 74 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, 179 people have returned to Homs province, and 114 – to the Eastern Ghouta.

The Russian Centre is registering the number of citizens leaving Tell Rifaat de-escalation zone for Membij, Aleppo province. Over the last 24 hours, 413 people with personal properties have left the area.

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