• Russian defense Ministry commented on the message about creating a new base in Syria

  • The defense Ministry denied reports about the establishment of a new military base in Northwest Syria for the training of fighters of the Kurdish forces. This is stated in the message of military Department, arrived in edition "Tapes.ru" on Monday, March 20.

    "There are no plans for expansion in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic new Russian military bases there," — noted in the press release.

    In the province of Aleppo near the village of Afrin in the area of contact between the Kurdish militia and controlled by the Turkish forces of the Syrian free army hosted one of the offices of the Russian center for reconciliation of the warring parties. In accordance with the Russian-Turkish agreement of December 30, 2016 unit of the center carried out round the clock monitoring of the cessation of hostilities, said the Ministry of defense.

    Earlier, on 20 March Reuters announced the agreement concluded by the Russian military with the Kurdish militias, establishing a new base in the town of Afrin.

    According to the Agency, the official representative of the Kurdish people's protection Units (YPG), in the framework of cooperation against terrorism, the Russian military will also train the militia to the conduct of modern war.


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