Russia is setting up a military base in the Afrin canton area controlled by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units in northwestern Syria.
The base will reportedly be located at the village of Qatmah. Russian military servicemen have already arrived the area with armoured vehicles, trucks and troop carriers.
The agreement on establishing the base was condcluded on Sunday, Reuters reported citing YPG spokesman Redur Xelil.
Redur Xelil’s statement on the issue in English:
Russian military advisors will allegedly train YPG fighters. Moscow and the YPG will also cooperate on “combating terrorism” in the region.
The creation of the Russian military base will also contribute to further improvement of the relations between Kurdish military political entities and the Syrian government.
More photos of Russian military servicemen in the area of Afrin in northern Syria: