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One more reconciliation agreement signed with Syrian settlement — reconciliation center

June 19, 23:38 UTC+3 MOSCOW
The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 155
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MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. A reconciliation agreement was signed during the day with representatives of one settlement in the Syrian provinces of Daraao, the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria said in its regular daily news bulletin posted on the Russian defense ministry’s website on Sunday.

"The number of settlements joining the reconciliation process has reached 155," the center said.

"Talks on joining the regime of cessation of hostilities were continued with field commanders of armed opposition groups in the provinces of Aleppo, Hama and Homs," the bulletin says.

The number of illegal armed groups that declared their commitment to the ceasefire terms remains unchanged - 61, as follows from the bulletin.

A ceasefire regime brokered by Russia and the United States on February 22 officially came into effect in Syria at midnight Damascus time on February 27. This does not cover terrorist groups such as Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, both outlawed in Russia, and other groups recognized as terrorist by the United Nations Security Council.

An hour before the ceasefire came into force, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution in support cessation of hostilities in Syria. The document was initiated by Russia and the United States and won support from all the 15 members of the United Nations Security Council.

The Russian reconciliation center aims to assist armed groups in Syria in concluding ceasefire agreements, maintain the truce regime, control its observance and organize the delivery of humanitarian cargoes to civilians.

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