AL GAWI (Syria) (Sputnik) – Russian servicemen delivered about six metric tons (around 6.6 US tons) of humanitarian aid to the village of Al Gawi in the Syrian province of Latakia, Kirill Savin, spokesman for the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation at Hmeymim airbase told journalists.
"The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation delivered humanitarian aid to the Al Gawi village, province of Latakia. That is a mountain part of the province bordering the Turkish territory, a difficult access area," Savin said.
He said that local residents were given packages with individual rations: canned fish and meet, flour and groats. Children also got sweet treats – wafers, cookies and sweets.
Savin said that the humanitarian aid included only the goods allowed for Muslims during the Ramadan month.
He added that the process of reconciliation is developing across Syria with many people provided with humanitarian aid expressing gratitude to Russia.
Syria has been mired in civil war since 2011, with government forces fighting numerous opposition factions and Islamic extremist groups.
The Russia-US brokered ceasefire regime in Syria came into force on February 27. The Nusra Front and the Islamic State terrorist groups, outlawed in Russia, are excluded from the truce.