MOSCOW(Sputnik) – The Hmeymim-based Russian center for Syrian reconciliation will help ensure the safety of opposition and local leaders who signed a ceasefire agreement a week ago, the head of the center, Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko, said Saturday.
"For our part, we will help ensure the safety of the leaders of Syrian opposition groups and the heads of local municipalities, who have signed an agreement on the cessation of hostilities and the beginning of the reconciliation process," he noted.
A US-Russia-brokered ceasefire came into force on February 27 across Syria. It was supported by the Syrian government and dozens of opposition groups on the ground. The Islamic State and the Nusra Front (outlawed in Russia) are not part of the deal.