Russia introduced to the UN security Council draft resolution to support the establishment of safe zones in Syria

The UN, 8 may. /Offset. TASS Oleg Zelenin/. Russia has submitted to the UN Security Council a draft resolution in support of the Memorandum on the establishment of a de-escalation in Syria, signed at an international meeting in Astana on 4 may. This was reported on Sunday, TASS at the permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the world organization.

“We reiterate that the draft resolution introduced,” – said the press Secretary of the permanent mission Fedor Strzygowski.

According to diplomats, the vote could take place in the beginning of this week – may 8 or may 9.

As previously reported, delegations of Russia, Iran and Turkey during the talks in Astana agreed on the establishment of four zones of de-escalation in Syria. In these zones consists of Idlib province and parts of neighboring provinces of Aleppo, Latakia and Hama, the area to the North of the city of HOMS and Eastern ghouta and the southern province of Deraa and Quneitra.

The agreement provides that from may 6 in these zones, a ban on military activity, including aviation. The instrument is designed for six months and may automatically be renewed for the same period. The Russian defense Ministry previously said that the signing of the agreement in Astana not mean abandoning the fight against terrorist groups “Islamic state” and “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia).