UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The Armed Forces of Turkey and Russia have begun work on joint patrolling west and east of the Operation Source of Peace area and creating the necessary mechanism for interaction.
According to the information received, this work is carried out with an understanding of the tasks assigned by the presidents of Turkey and Russia to the military departments of the two countries within the framework of the agreement reached in Sochi.
Therefore, this work is focused on achieving results and implementing the tasks.
Joint Patrol in Tel Rifat
Sources recall that Turkey and Russia will not carry out joint patrols for the first time. Earlier, similar activities were coordinated in the Tel Rifat area. Now patrolling is planned to be carried out jointly on the Syrian border.
This is an unprecedented case of such close cooperation between Russia and a NATO member country on the battlefield. Any negative assessments in this regard are considered biased and unintentional.
It is emphasized that the United States also cooperates with Russia on the battlefield and is negotiating on many issues.
Moreover, leaving Syria, the United States left some of its bases to the Russian military. In the meantime, Turkey conducts the mentioned cooperation with Russia in the framework of ensuring the security of its border and the fight against terrorism.
It is reported that the Turkish and Russian military departments during the negotiations will consider many technical issues, such as the creation of a patrol mechanism, coordination of actions on the territory, as well as communications and the availability of patrol vehicles that will be used on the battlefield. Personnel training will also be conducted, the construction of patrol towers, the development of passwords, etc. is expected.
Strengthening the Russian contingent in Syria
The transfer of the Russian military to the region occurs not only from other parts of Syria, but also from Russia. According to local sources, a large number of Russian military arrived on military transport aircraft from Russia to Kamyshly. It is noted that among them there are commanding officers.
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