MOSCOW, December 18. /TASS/. Russian observers have registered four ceasefire violations in Syria over the past 24 hours, while Turkish specialists recorded one breach, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Monday.
"The Russian part of the joint Russian-Turkish commission… has registered four violations in the Aleppo, Homs and Damascus provinces. The Turkish part of the commission reported one shooting incident in the Damascus province," the ministry said.
The Russian Center for the reconciliation of the warring parties has conducted one humanitarian operation in the Deir ez-Zor province delivering 1,9 tonnes of food to the local population.
In May, the Syrian ceasefire guarantor nations, Russia, Iran and Turkey, signed a memorandum in Astana on setting up four de-escalation zones in Syria. In mid-September, they announced that all zones were functioning. Three of them operate in Eastern Ghouta (a Damascus suburb), the Daraa province and the area around the city of Homs. The fourth one embraces the province of Idlib and parts of the neighboring Aleppo, Latakia and Hama provinces.