Over 1,000 Ceasefire Agreements Signed in Syria in 2017

Over 1,000 Ceasefire Agreements Signed in Syria in 2017Over 1,000 Ceasefire Agreements Signed in Syria in 2017

More than 1,000 ceasefire agreements were signed with Syrian towns and settlements in 2017, the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation said Saturday.

“This year, more than 1,000 ceasefire agreements have been signed with towns and settlements. Leaders of illegal armed formations have signed 140 ceasefire application forms,” the center said in a statement, Sputnik reported.

The main objects of these agreements were to keep the socially significant infrastructure in Syria, it added. “Due to joint work of the Russian Centre and leadership of Syrian provinces, 88 medical establishments, 178 schools, 35 kindergartens, 152 water and electricity supply facilities have been recovered,” the center said in a statement.

It also said that further activities held by the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides would be aimed at reaching political settlement of the crisis and providing all-round assistance to Syrians.

Center for Syrian Reconciliation also reported that the number of UN humanitarian convoys delivering aid to de-escalation zones in Syria increased by 50% in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to the third quarter.

“Number of UN humanitarian convoys delivering assistance in de-escalation zones has increased by 50% in comparison with the third quarter of 2017. Volumes of delivered humanitarian assistance have increased by 31%, reaching more than 7,000 tons,” the report said.

It should be noted that since the beginning of 2017, the Center for Reconciliation had provided security to more than 140 UN convoys delivering 18,000 tons of humanitarian cargo.

The Center for Reconciliation itself has carried out 1,296 humanitarian actions in 2017, delivering over 2,000 tons of food, medicines and household items and providing medical care to 67,000 Syrians.


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