On Friday, following the talks between President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the United States, Russia and Jordan reached an agreement on a ceasefire in southwestern Syria.
“They agreed on a memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria: in Daraa, Quneitra and Suwayda provinces, which will have a ceasefire in force from midday, Damascus time, on July 9,” Lavrov told journalists.
The Russian foreign minister noted that Moscow and Washington have pledged to ensure the implementation of the ceasefire.
As of July 9, there are no registered violations of the ceasefire regime in Daraa, Quneitra and Suwayda, a source in Damascus told the media.
“Syrian ceasefire seems to be holding. Many lives can be saved. Came out of meeting. Good!” Trump commented on Twitter.
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