"The situation in East Ghouta continues to worsen… as the bombardment of Damascus residential areas continues," center's spokesman Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko said at a daily briefing.
According to Yevtushenko, "83 mortar rounds have been fired at different areas of the Syrian capital in the past 24 hours, and the number of victims, as well as the scale of destruction, are increasing."
"Yesterday, illegal armed formations launched a mortar attack against the building of the Daraa provincial administration, where a scheduled session of the National Reconciliation Committee was being held. In total 30 mines have been fired. The d[b]uilding has been damaged; nine civilians have been injured," Yevtushenko said at the briefing.
Yevtushenko stressed that that the militants's actions undermined the peace process and provoked the government forces to respond.