MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Damascus hopes that Russia and the United States will succeed in persuading remaining armed rebel groups to uphold the ceasefire with the Syrian government that took effect in the early hours of Saturday, Syrian presidential adviser Bouthaina Shaaban said.
"We hope that Russia and the US will achieve results within the framework of the announced agreement, and influence resisting groups so that they could join the implementation of the ceasefire regime," Shaaban said in a televised interview on Russia’s Vesti v Subbotu weekly news program.
"The reality is that these groups interact closely, and in some areas you simply cannot distinguish one from another," Shaaban stressed.
Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria on February 22. The ceasefire took effect at midnight on Saturday Damascus time (22:00 GMT on Friday).