Russian military police personnel have arrived in Syria to facilitate the withdrawal of the Kurdish militia from the border with Turkey as part of the deal agreed upon by Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan earlier this week.

A video published on the Instagram account of Zvezda, the official TV channel of the Russian Ministry of Defence, shows the landing of a Russian Aerospace Forces IL-76 transport aircraft at a Syrian airport, as well as the unloading of military personnel.

According to the ministry, about 300 military police personnel from a unit stationed in Chechnya, arrived in the Syrian Arab Republic to perform special tasks, including “ensuring the safety of the population and maintaining law and order, patrolling the designated areas, as well as assisting in the withdrawal of units of the Kurdish self-defence units and their armaments to the distance of 30 kilometres [18.6 miles] from the Syrian-Turkish border.”

Earlier, at the talks in Sochi, presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan released a memorandum on the northeast of Syria. Now, the Russian military police are patrolling Manbij, Kobane and the border area.

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Около 300 военнослужащих подразделения военной полиции Вооруженных Сил РФ, дислоцированного в Чеченской Республике, прибыли в Сирийскую Арабскую Республику для выполнения специальных задач. В ближайшее время военные полицейские приступят к выполнению задач по оказанию помощи в обеспечении безопасности населения и поддержанию правопорядка, осуществлению патрулирования в назначенных районах, а также оказанию содействия по выводу подразделений курдских отрядов самообороны (КОС) и их вооружения на 30 километров от сирийско-турецкой границы. В Сирию прибыли наиболее подготовленные бойцы, имеющие опыт подобных операций, прошедшие обучение в Центре военной полиции во Владикавказе. Также с аэродромов в Ростовской области и Краснодарского края на авиабазу Хмеймим в Сирии доставляются свыше 20 бронеавтомобилей «Тигр» и «Тайфун-У», на которых российские военные полицейские будут выполнять специальные задачи. #tvzvezda #телеканалзвезда #САР #военнаяполиция #Сирия #армия

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