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    According to the head of the center, Russia’s ceasefire monitoring center at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia launched a daily bulletin providing data on the progress of the cessation of hostilities that entered its second day.

    HMEYMIM (Sputnik) Russia’s ceasefire monitoring center at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia launched a daily bulletin providing data on the progress of the cessation of hostilities that entered its second day on Sunday, the head of the center said.

    "In accordance with the agreements reached, the Russian center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties in Syria began releasing a daily newsletter with timely data on the implementation of reconciliation measures," Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told reporters.

    The ceasefire went into force at 22:00 GMT early Friday, or midnight Damascus time. It does not apply to designated terrorist organizations, including the Daesh and the Nusra Front.

    Kuralenko specified that all the information will be shared through newly established communication channels with a similar center in Amman, Jordan, maintained by the United States, as well as with a working group in Geneva.

    "The newsletter provides information on the implementation of reconciliation measures between the conflicting parties, the provision of humanitarian assistance to the Syrian population, as well as the results of monitoring compliance with the cessation of hostilities," he explained.

    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).

    The UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2268 endorsing the Russia-US agreement on the cessation of hostilities in Syria on Friday, shortly before the ceasefire came into force. The cessation of hostilities does not apply to designated terrorist organizations operating in Syria, including Daesh and the Nusra Front, a group affiliated with al-Qaeda.

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