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    Russian Defense Ministry said that the US-run monitoring center in the Jordanian capital of Amman has been informed about all facts of ceasefire violation in Syria.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The US-run monitoring center in the Jordanian capital of Amman has been informed about all facts of ceasefire violation in Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

    "The US group on [Syria] reconciliation in Amman (Kingdom of Jordan) has been informed about all the facts of ceasefire violations," the statement reads.

    On February 22, Russia and the United States reached an agreement on the ceasefire in Syria. According to the Moscow and Washington’s joint statement, the ceasefire was to take effect on February 27 and excluded the terrorist groups Islamic State (IS) and the Nusra Front (both outlawed in Russia).

    The Syrian government has confirmed its readiness to halt its military actions in accordance with the Russia-US agreement. Some opposition forces have been skeptical about the ceasefire, but in general have agreed to adhere to it. According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, the conflicting Syrian sides that are ready to abide by the ceasefire have contacted the Russian coordination center for reconciliation in Syria's Latakia province over 10 times during the first day it has been in operation.

    Russia and the United States can bomb any Syrian militant groups that have expressed their unwillingness to observe the ceasefire, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov noted. Washington, in its turn, said it was discussing a so-called Plan B to be implemented in the event that the Syrian ceasefire agreement is violated. Moscow has ruled out any Plan B for Syria.

    On February 27, the United States has established a reconciliation center in the Jordanian capital of Amman similar to the Russian reconciliation coordination center in Russia’s Hmeimim airbase.


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