In a June 27 statement the Russian Defense Minsitry refuted media claims that Russia has withdrawn from Syria’s de-escalation deal.
The statement said that reports by the Turkish media about the alleged withdrawal of Russia from the agreement on the southern Syrian de-escalation zone does not correspond to reality.
“The Russian airbase Khmeimim in the Syrian Arab Republic does not have sites or pages on social networks,” the minsitry said adding all information relating to the activities of Russian troops in Syria is reported exclusively by representatives and official accounts of the defense ministry.
The statement comes amid the ongoing military operation of the Syrian Army against militants in southern Syria. According to an official Syrian-Russian version of the events, the army is fighting members of Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and linked groups that are excluded from the ceasefire.