BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Russian military police that are currently deployed along the demilitarized zone of the occupied Golan Heights region have managed to maintain the peace between the Syrians and Israelis on the both sides of the border, the Russian Reconciliation Center reported on Thursday.

According to the Deputy Commander of the Russian Forces in Syria, Lieutenant General Sergei Kuralenko, stated that construction crews are currently working to repair several areas in the Al-Quneitra Governorate, while also providing aid to the people in the area.

“Throughout this area, we delivered humanitarian supplies to the population that had suffered during the combat operations. We’re monitoring the observance of the agreement in accordance with the UN [Security Council] resolution to restrict weapons near the Bravo Line on Syria’s side. Thus, we’re supporting the UN body that is keeping a close watch on the reconciliation,” he told journalists, as quoted by the Tass News Agency.

Lt. Gen. Kuralenko said that the Russian military is also working with the U.N. Peacekeeping Forces that are currently present in the region.

“We are confident that the UN patrols will follow in the footsteps of the Russian military police, after performing certain procedures. There have been no UN forces in this neck of the woods for more than six years, and today people see only Russian and Syrian flags here,” Kuralenko said.

“I’m confident that our actions will ensure the completion of the tasks by UN forces in the central part of the demilitarized zone, as well as along its southern border. It can be said that, by accomplishing (our) mission in the community of Al-Rafid, as well as in the communities of Adra, Maariah, we paved the way for the UN forces,” he continued.

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“The actions of the Russian military police and Russian officers have provided stability to the demilitarized zone and (the vicinity) around it, which enabled UN forces to begin their procedures to extend or restore its patrolling zone in order to implement the UN [Security Council] Resolution of 1974,” he added.

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