The Russian Military Police has deplyoed in the towns of Shehba and Afrin in northern Syria in order to set up military observation posts and to provide an additional security to the area, according to the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG).
“Following talks between the People’s Defense Units (YPG), Jaysh al-Thuwar and Russian forces, it has been decided to have Russian troops stationed in a few various locations in Shehba and Efrîn [Afrin] for military observation.
The mission of the Russian forces involved in military observation will be to provide security for Shehba and Efrîn [Afrin] together with YPG and Jaysh al-Thuwar fighters,” YPG General Command of Afrin said in a statement.
Further deployments of Russian Military Police units in the YPG-held area in northwestern Syria show the growing Russian influence in the area.
Meanwhile, Kurdish militias in northeastern Syria remain under almost a direct influence of the US-led coalition.
More about the Russian Military Police: