The head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov reported on his VKontakte page that Russia sent a battalion of military police to Syria.
“It’s not for the first time that our guys are honorably fulfilling their duty, demonstrating the same high level of combat training and professional skills. Each time, of course, we hope that it is the last one and that terrorism as a problem in Syria will end,” said the head of Ingushetia.
Yevkurov said that the battalion was sent to Syria to carry out “special tasks”. Russian military police have been present in Syria since December 2016. Then, the battalion was sent to Aleppo to ensure the safety of the Russian military, employees of mobile hospitals and personnel of humanitarian convoys.
It was reported on January 8th that the Russian military police began to patrol the Syrian city of Manbij, located on the border with Turkey, and that came under the control of the Syrian government forces after the announcement of the withdrawal of US forces from Syria.