"On 22 May, 370 refugees managed to leave the Rukban camp via a humanitarian corridor with the Jleb checkpoint. All those who left the camp were provided with medical assistance, basic necessities and food", Maj. Gen. Viktor Kupchishin said.
The joint Russia-Syria coordination centre on refugee repatriation has repeatedly decried living conditions in the camp, located within the US-controlled zone in Syria's At Tanf, and accused Washington of preventing the camp residents from leaving the area.
Since the opening of the Jleb checkpoint in early February, almost 13,000 people who lived in Rukban have been able to leave the settlement
According to Kupchishin, as for Wednesday, about 57,998 Syrians, who evaded military service, had been granted amnesty by the Syrian authorities.
The conflict in Syria has been ongoing since 2011, but in 2017 the focus shifted from anti-terrorist fight toward a political settlement, return of refugees and reconstruction.
Russia, along with Turkey and Iran, is a guarantor of the ceasefire regime in Syria. Moscow has also been providing humanitarian aid to residents of the crisis-torn country.