Battalion of military police from Ingushetia transferred to Syria
Mission objective - peacekeeping, Head of the region Yunus-Beck Evkurov declared. According to him, military men will only work in those parts of the republic, where there is a cessation of hostilities.
The battalion of military police was sent to Syria from Ingushetia. Head of the region Yunus-Beck Evkurov decalred this in a conversation with RIA Novosti. According to him, law enforcement authorities will only work in those settlements where peace agreements were signed.
Evkurov emphasized that the battalion’s mission is peacekeeping. In particular, the military police will ensure safety of aviagroup of the Russian Aerospace forces, and also the Center for conciliation of the conflicting parties in Syria.
“I am sure that our guys will adequately carry out the tasks set by the Supreme Commander and the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation”, he declared.
Earlier, Novaya Gazeta wrote about sending Chechen battalions to Syria. According to the newspaper, two battalions with 600 people each, were created. On December 23, 2016 the Ministry of Defence confirmed transfer of battalion of military police for maintenance of an order in the released territories in Syria.
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