04:20 GMT07 July 2020
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    The maps included in the newly-announced Syrian ceasefire deal establish locations of the Jabhat Fatah Al-Sham, formerly known as the Nusra Front, and Syrian opposition groups, Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Friday.

    UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) — On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Syrian government and armed opposition groups reached an agreement on a ceasefire on Syrian territory, taking effect at 00:00 on Friday. Russia and Turkey took the role of the ceasefire guarantors, but other countries may also be invited, according to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    "The whole arrangement is recorded on the maps. That is a serious distinction from what we had before," Churkin stated. "Now our military have clear understanding who is who and who is where."


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