Syria: Eastern Ghouta ceasefire maintained ‘despite provocations’

Russian military police guarded the Wafideen humanitarian corridor in Syria's Eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, as the five hour truce in the area came into effect. Irrespective of the truce, artillery fire could be still heard in the distance as busses and ambulances waited for the civilians to be evacuated. «Despite the provocations, Syrian Government forces are maintaining the ceasefire from 9 am... Еще local time, not responding to the enemy's fire and thus holding the ceasefire. The Russian centre for reconciliation guarantees the safety of civilians, sick and wounded while leaving the Eastern Ghouta and calls upon the militant groups to stop shelling and preventing the evacuation,» representative of the Russian Reconciliation Centre for Syria Vladimir Zolotuhin said. The Russian chief medical officer added that «the Eastern Ghouta' residents have been for a long time without appropriate medical assistance, some of them are in serious condition, that is why we are ready to provide medical assistance as a matter of urgency.»

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