“On September 4, atÂ night, Russian Hmeymim airbase airspace control means discovered two unmanned aerial vehiclesâ€¦ launched fromÂ an area ofÂ the Idlib de-escalation zone underÂ the control ofÂ illegal armed units,” Savchenko said.
He said the air targets were destroyed atÂ a safe distance fromÂ the airbase.
On Tuesday, the Russian Center forÂ Syrian reconciliation said inÂ a statement ceasefire agreement violations have been registered inÂ 16 areas ofÂ the Syrian Idlib de-escalation zone overÂ the pastÂ 24 hours.
“Despite the implemented ceasefire agreement, the number ofÂ violations onÂ the part ofÂ the illegal armed formations acting inÂ the Idlib de-escalation zone, fails toÂ decrease. Over the pastÂ 24 hours, there have been attacks onÂ the settlements ofÂ Safsafa, Djubb el-Meara, Kinsabba (three times), Sharaf, Nahshebba, Ain al-Kantara, Sandrin, Ikko (three times), Barish and onÂ the positions ofÂ the government forces inÂ the area ofÂ Abu Ali mountain inÂ the Latakia province, onÂ Halidia, Makanis al-Duvayry (twice), Assad academy districts inÂ Aleppo, onÂ the settlements ofÂ Mahardah, Al-Lataminah, Tel Bazam inÂ the Hama province,” the center’s statement published onÂ the official website ofÂ the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The statement also said that the armed rebel groups inÂ the south-east ofÂ Syria have handed overÂ four mortars, 19 weapons and aroundÂ one tonne ofÂ ammunition.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said onÂ Monday that the ceasefire violations could not be tolerated forever. He noted that the truce breaches occurred onÂ a regular basis, adding that Damascus alongÂ with Russia, Iran and Turkey, the ceasefire agreement’s guarantors, were working towardsÂ separating the armed opposition fromÂ terrorists.