Units of Russia’s Military Police are creating permanent observation posts near the demilitarized zone at the Golan Heights on the Syrian-Israeli contact line, the Russian military says.
According to the deputy commander of the Russian forces in Syria in charge of military police, Viktor Zaytsev, the first permanent observation post of has already been set up in the area.
“Seven more will be created in the future. They will serve as a security guarantee for civilians of the Quneitra governorate,” Zaytsev added.
He also noted that there will be no posts in the demilitarized zone.
Last month, a UN mission, accompanied by the Russian military police, has for the first time ever entered the region from the territory of Syria since the start of the war. Prior to that, UN forces headquartered in the capital Damascus, had to enter the area through the Lebanese border, because the Syrian part of the demilitarized zone was controlled by militants.