Information bulletins from the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the status of implementation of the memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones (S / 2021/768) [EN/AR] – Syrian Arab Republic

Letter dated 1 September 2021 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

I have the honor to enclose with you herewith the information bulletins of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation concerning the status of implementation of the memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic from 16 as of August 31, 2021 (see appendix).

I should be grateful if you would have the text of the present letter and its annex circulated as a document of the Security Council.

(Sign) V. Nebenzia

Annex to the letter dated 1 September 2021 from the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

Information bulletin of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the status of implementation of the memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones (August 16, 2021) **

Respect for the ceasefire regime

Watch groups continued to monitor compliance with the ceasefire regime in the context of the implementation of the memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic, signed by the Russian Federation, the Republic of Turkey and the Islamic Republic of Iran on May 4, 2017.

By agreement between the Russian Federation and Turkey, a ceasefire regime entered into force in the Idlib de-escalation zone at 12:01 am on March 6, 2020.

The Russian Representative Office of the Russian-Turkish Joint Commission examining issues related to violations of the ceasefire regime reported 23 shooting incidents (20 incidents according to Syrian data) in the following governorates: 11 in Idlib , 5 in Ladhiqiyah, 4 in Hama and 3 in Aleppo.

The Turkish representative office reported eight incidents of gunfire. None have been confirmed by the Russian representative office.

Provision of humanitarian assistance to the people of the Syrian Arab Republic

In the past 24 hours, the Center for Reconciliation of Opposing Sides and Refugee Migration Monitoring has conducted four humanitarian operations:

  • In Umm Batinah, Qunaytirah Governorate, 175 food packages with a total weight of 0.783 tonnes were distributed.

  • In Dallawiyah, Hasakah Governorate, 100 food packages with a total weight of 0.448 tonnes were distributed.

  • In Ghanim al-Ali, in the governorate of Raqqah, 250 food packages with a total weight of 38 tons were distributed.

  • In Hasham, in the governorate of Dayr al-Zawr, 250 food packages with a total weight of 3.8 tons were distributed.

A total of 2,990 humanitarian operations were carried out. The total weight of humanitarian cargo delivered is 5,207.72 tonnes.


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