On Sunday, February 19, a relentless bombing killed more than hundreds of people and thousands more. Since the attacks are dangerous it is very hard to count the exact number of deaths. An activist said that the situation is disastrous and there is no food for anyone. The bombing has destroyed many medical centres and six hospitals.

From the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011 Russia has been involoved. They have been helping Iraq politically and even through direct military involvement. The Russian leaders said that Bashar Assad should not be allowed to be a participant in the Syria settlement.

Reports says that nearly 393,000 people are trapped and the rebels near Damascus are kept under intense attack by the government forces with the support of the Russian government. Around 550 people have been murdered in eight days of one of the deadliest bombing campaigns.

Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister announced that everyday the ceasefire would begin in the Damascus suburb and would take place from 9 am until 2 pm daily, according to a transcript of his remarks published by the Russian news agency Interfax.