MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the statement, the Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled six times on Saturday morning from the regions of eastern Ghuta and Jobar, where the so-called "moderate opposition" is stationed.
"The Syrian government troops did not return fire, upon the request of the Russian center on reconciliation," the statement read.
On Wednesday, Russian servicemen started their work at a coordination center for reconciliation in Syria's Latakia province at the Hmeymim airbase.
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 terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda.