Russia ready for join patrol in Syria

300 troops and 20 armored vehicles have arrived in Syria and ready for joined patrol with Turkish forces, Russian Presidential Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Friday.

A deal, sealed on Tuesday by Presidents Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin, requires that Russian military police and Syrian border guards remove all Kurdish YPG militia from within 30 km of the Turkish border by next Tuesday. According to the deal, Russian and Turkish forces will patrol a narrower, 10-km strip of land on the Syrian side of the border where US troops had been deployed for years alongside their former Kurdish allies. The military police, from the southern Russian region of Chechnya, will help with the withdrawal of Kurdish forces and their weapons to 30 km of the Syrian-Turkish border, Interfax news agency reported the defense ministry as saying.

Source: VOV5