The Russian military and the leadership of Latakia agreed to cease-fire


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The command group of Russian forces in Syria and the leadership of Latakia province signed the agreement on cease-fire, the first such level, said the officer of the Russian centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria, Alexander Vorontsov.

According to him, such a document with such a large territorial unit of the Republic as a province, the Russian military approved the first time. Previously, such contracts were signed only with individual settlements.

Vorontsov also said that the Russian military from the center of reconciliation provided residents latakiya the village of al-Cherkesia food.

“The inhabitants of the mountain village of al-Cherkesia we brought 350 sets of foods, each of them — rice, flour, sugar, canned meat and tea,” he told reporters in the process of transferring to farmers of humanitarian assistance.

During the distribution of food kits in the school yard of al-Cherkesii ten-year-old girl lost consciousness Russian doctors, who followed in the humanitarian convoy, immediately provided assistance to the child. According to preliminary data, the girl was faint from long fasting — Russian medical car took her to the clinic Latakia.

In international negotiations in Astana on may 3-4 representatives of the countries-guarantors of a ceasefire in Syria (Russia, Iran, Turkey) have signed a Memorandum on the establishment of four zones of de-escalation in Syria. They include the province of Idlib, as well as certain parts of the neighboring provinces of Latakia, Hama and Aleppo, certain parts in the Northern province of HOMS, Eastern ghouta, certain areas in the South Syria province of Deraa and Quneitra. According to the source RIA Novosti, the document allows the sending of military the guarantor countries to monitor a cease of hostilities.

The head of the Russian delegation at the talks in Astana, a special representative of the President of the Russian Federation Alexander Lavrentyev said that Russia is ready to send observers to the perimeters of the security zones. According to him, the possible participation of other countries, but only on the basis of consensus. The official representative Iranian Ministry of foreign Affairs Bahram qasemi also said that Iran is ready to send observers to Syria, if there was an agreement.