The Russian Military Police has set up checkpoints and observation posts in the southwest de-escalation zone as well as one covering the Golan Heights.
According to Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, Russian forces established two checkpoints and 10 watch posts on July 21 and July 22 “along the approved areas of lines of contact” between militants and government forces.
“It is to be stressed that the nearest watch post is 13 kilometers from the separation zone between Israel and Syria, near the Golan Heights. The zone has been approved in accordance with the international agreements,” Rudskoy said during the briefing on Monday.
The Russian general added that Moscow had informed Israel, the United States and Jordan about the deployment.
Meanwhile, Israel has shown its concern over the Russian actions in the area.
Earlier Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said that Israel opposes a ceasefire agreement between the US and Russia that has alloed to esbalish safe zones in southern Syria. Netanyahu added that Israel will not tolerate Iranian or Hezbolalh presence in the border area.
In other words, Tel Aviv once again showed that it was not interested in any kind of cessation of hostilities that may lead to a stabilization of the situation in Syria.