The Russian Defense Ministry denied the creation of a military base in the YPG-held area of Afrin in northwestern Syria.
According to the Russian military, some unit of the Reconciliation Centre had been deployed to the area to “observe” the ceasefire.
Earlier today, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil said that Russia was setting up a military base in the Afrin area and released a statement on the issue. The topic was widely covered in the media.
However, the Russian statement does not deny that the Russian military and the YPG would create a joint centre for coordination of military operations and distribution of humanitarian aid.
In Any case, this will clearly contribute to further improvement of the relations between Kurdish military political entities and the Syrian government.