Russia accuses Syrian opposition of 39 violations of the truce during the day


Moscow. September 16. INTERFAX.RU – the Number of violations of the cease-fire in Syria since the beginning of the Russian-American agreements reached 144, in recent days the Syrian opposition has violated the ceasefire 39 times, said the first Deputy head of the main operations Directorate of the General staff Viktor Pesnihi.

“Unfortunately, we have to admit that change for the better in compliance with the cessation of hostilities did not happen. Steadily growing number of violations by opposition forces. So, the day the ceasefire was violated 39 times. Just since the beginning of the Russian-American agreements, the number of violations amounted to 144,” said Lieutenant-General on Friday at a briefing in the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation.

The defense Ministry says that “the American side is still not taking steps to cease fighting controlled opposition groups”.

The General also said that Russian and Syrian parties “fully complied with its obligations.”

On Thursday at a briefing Posenichi gave the following data: for the first day there were 23 cases of ceasefire violations for the second 37, and the third – 45.

According to the agreement Russia and the United States, for the cessation of hostilities was introduced in Syria on September 12.

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