Defense ministry: No air strikes delivered by Russian and Syrian air forces

Sergei Rudskoi: "No air strikes have been delivered in the past week by either Russian or Syrian air groups at areas agreed under the Geneva deals."

Sergei Rudskoi: "No air strikes have been delivered in the past week by either Russian or Syrian air groups at areas agreed under the Geneva deals."

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The cessation of hostilities regime came into effect on Sept. 12

No air strikes have been delivered by either Russian or Syrian warplanes over the week at areas that were agreed under the Geneva deals, Sergei Rudskoi, the chief of the Russian General Staff’s operations directorate, said on Sept. 19.

He stressed that in conformity with the agreements Syrian government troops "have completely stopped fire at armed groups in territories covered by the agreement."

"Bearing it in mind, I think it necessary to answer the ungrounded accusations of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry concerning the so-called indiscriminate bombing of the Syrian air force. No air strikes have been delivered in the past week by either Russian or Syrian air groups at areas agreed under the Geneva deals. No proof to that has been given to us," he said.

Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry alleged that Syrian government forces were attacking moderate opposition-controlled areas under the disguise of delivering strikes at positions of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (outlawed in Russia).

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who held thirteen-hours-long talks in Geneva on Sept. 10, coordinated a package of five documents called upon to bring about ceasefire in Syria and to lay down the foundations of a resumption of the political process. The documents feature the separation of the armed opposition and terrorists and envision the delivery of joint Russian-U.S. airstrikes.

The cessation of hostilities regime came into effect from 19:00 Moscow time on Sept. 12. However, according to the Russian defense ministry, the ceasefire regime has been violated more than once over these days. As a result, 63 civilians were killed and 252 more were wounded. Losses among Syrian government forces stand at 153 servicemen.

Source: TASS

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