MOSCOW, February 21. /TASS/. Three checkpoints will be opened in the Idlib de-escalation zone on February 22, Vyacheslva Sytnik, the Center’s deputy chief, said on Sunday.
"At the initiative of the Syrian authorities, checkpoints will be opened on February 22 in the settlements of Saraqib, Miznas, and Abu Azeidin to give people possibilities of unimpeded crossing of the Idlib de-escalation zone’s borders and the territory controlled by the Turkish army and pro-Turkish units," he said.
"The checkpoints were prepared for opening with the assistance of the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Parties in view of the growing number of complaints from people living in areas not controlled by Damascus about the lack of qualified medical assistance and the dire socio-economic situation stemming from the stifling US sanctions," he said.
According to Sytnik, no shelling attacks by Turkey-controlled illegal armed groups were reported during the past day.
"Nevertheless, thirty-six shelling attacks from the positions of the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) were registered in the Idlib de-escalation zone," he added.
The Russian reconciliation center continues to fulfill assigned tasks after the completion of the military campaign in Syria. The center’s officers regularly travel around the country's liberated areas to assess the humanitarian situation. The main efforts of the Russian military are now focused on assistance to the refugees returning to their homes and evacuation of civilians from de-escalation zones.