Russia proposes four ‘safety line’ zones in Syria

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Russian proposals on de-escalation in Syria envisage the creation of four zones of reduction of tensions in the country, with safety lines along them with checkpoints and monitoring centres, paper with Russian proposals, given to opposition members and seen by Sputnik, reads.

“Russia proposes creating four zones of reduction of tensions in Syria: in Idlib province, north of the city of Homs, in Eastern Ghouta and in the south of Syria,” the paper reads.

The warring parties would not be able to use any weapons in these zones.

The paper emphasizes the necessary to create conditions to drive out Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organizations (both outlawed in Russia) from de-escalation zones with the help of the Syrian opposition.

Russia also proposed “creating safety lines along all the borders of the de-escalation zones in order to avoid direct fire between the sides of the Syrian conflict,” the paper reads.

Such lines would require checkpoints for entrance of civilians without weapons and humanitarian deliveries, as well as monitoring centres to control ceasefire regime.