Hundreds of Russian troops and dozens of pieces of equipment will go to Syria due to the “emergence of new tasks”.
Russia will send 276 more Russian military police and 33 pieces of equipment to Syria. This was announced on Thursday, October 24, RIA Novosti reported citing a source in the Defense Ministry.
According to him, this is due to the emergence of new tasks.
He stressed that there is no real fighting in the Arab Republic at the moment.
Prior to that, according to the Russian-Turkish memorandum, the Russian military police moved to the Syrian-Turkish border, the task of which is to support the withdrawal of the Kurds. The countries will then begin joint patrols of the designated territory by the Russian and Turkish forces within ten kilometers of the Turkish-Syrian border, with the exception of the town of Kamishli.
The day before it was reported that Putin and Erdogan signed a memorandum on Syria, which in particular involves the introduction of Units of Russian military police on the Syrian side of the Syrian-Turkish border.
Earlier, the Turkish army on October 9 launched an operation of the Syrian Kurdish Self-Defense Forces (YPG), which Ankara considers an ally of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Turkey.