General staff: the civil war in Syria is stopped


RIA Novosti

The civil war in Syria actually stopped, said the head of the Main operations Directorate of the General staff of armed forces Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy.

“Dramatically for the better the situation has changed following the signing on 4 may 2017 in Astana a Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in the Syrian Arab Republic. Actually stopped the civil war in Syria. In addition, the operationalization of the Memorandum allowed to begin work on rebuilding war-torn communities, not employed by terrorist organizations,” he said.

Rudskoy noted that the population returned to their liberated cities and towns, are actively restored, households, energy supply facilities, transport hubs and roads, filled with water channels for irrigation of agricultural land.

Four rounds of meetings on the Syrian settlement were held at the site of “Astana” on 23-24 January, 15-16 February, 14-15 March, and 3-4 may. The main result was the approval of regulations on the joint task force on monitoring of the cessation of hostilities in Syria and the signing by the countries-guarantors (Russia, Turkey and Iran) of the Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in Syria aimed at stopping the violence, preserving the unity and territorial integrity of this country and the political settlement of the conflict.