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    Russia hopes that the ceasefire in the Syrian province of Latakia and in Eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus will be open-ended, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and the United States brokered a "silent" period on Thursday to be implemented for 24 hours in the Damascus’ suburbs and for 72 hours in the northern Latakia province, starting at midnight on April 30.

    "The silent period has been in effect for several days in Latakia and in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus. The ceasefire has been agreed to for three days and I hope that it will eventually become indefinite," Lavrov said.

    Earlier in the day, the head of the Russian Center for Reconciliation said that the Russian military in Syria and their US colleagues have found an effective mechanism for ceasefire.


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