Russia will need additional military equipment to patrol in northern Syria

RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Russian military police units are still enough for patrolling in Syria, but additional equipment will be needed, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said.

“We cannot immediately say this right away, but (obviously) that additional equipment is needed for patrolling, the border is still quite long, and patrolling should be serious and thorough, so that we do not allow any serious incidents, especially that patrolling will be joint,” Shoigu told TASS.

On Tuesday, Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed that Kurds would be allowed 150 hours from October 23 to leave the 30-kilometer zone from the Turkish-Syrian border.

Russia and Syria will first patrol outside the Turkish operation zone, and after 150 hours, joint patrols of Russia and Turkey will begin at a depth of 10 km from the Turkish border.


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