MOSCOW (Sputnik) — As of today, 207 armed groups have declared their commitment to the ceasefire in Syria, their number is constantly growing, chief of the Russian General Staff's Main Operational Directorate Col. Gen. Sergei Rudskoi said Wednesday at the VI Moscow Conference on International Security.
"As a result of agreements between the armed opposition and the Syrian government, achieved with the mediation of Turkey and Russia, there has been a regime of cessation of hostilities in Syria since December 30, 2016. As of today, 207 detachments of moderate opposition have declared their commitment to it. Their number is constantly growing," Rudskoi said.
A day earlier, a nationwide ceasefire between Syrian government troops and several opposition factions came into force. Russia and Turkey serve as guarantors of the deal that paves the way for negotiations between the warring parties.