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Syria: Russia launches reconciliation centre to monitor ceasefire agreement02:40

Syria: Russia launches reconciliation centre to monitor ceasefire agreement

Syrian Arab Republic, Latakia
February 29, 2016 at 23:05 GMT +00:00 · Published

A newly-launched coordination centre for the reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian conflict continued to monitor the ceasefire from the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province, Monday.

Top Russian military commander and head of operations at the centre ,Sergei Kuralenko, said that the ceasefire implemented at the weekend "is being observed" by both sides in the country's civil war.

Kuralenko noted that,"in four provinces there is significant progress in the reconciliation process between the parties. However went on to state that the Turkish military have been establishing firing positions at the border, from which settlements in Syria are fired upon, "we regard these actions as obviously provocative", he said.

On February 27, Russia and the United States implemented an agreement calling for the cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and armed opposition factions. According to the deal, airstrikes against UN-designated terrorist groups including the Islamic State and al-Nursa Front will continue.

Syria: Russia launches reconciliation centre to monitor ceasefire agreement02:40
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A newly-launched coordination centre for the reconciliation of opposing sides in the Syrian conflict continued to monitor the ceasefire from the Russian Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province, Monday.

Top Russian military commander and head of operations at the centre ,Sergei Kuralenko, said that the ceasefire implemented at the weekend "is being observed" by both sides in the country's civil war.

Kuralenko noted that,"in four provinces there is significant progress in the reconciliation process between the parties. However went on to state that the Turkish military have been establishing firing positions at the border, from which settlements in Syria are fired upon, "we regard these actions as obviously provocative", he said.

On February 27, Russia and the United States implemented an agreement calling for the cessation of hostilities between the Syrian government of President Bashar Assad and armed opposition factions. According to the deal, airstrikes against UN-designated terrorist groups including the Islamic State and al-Nursa Front will continue.

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