The soldiers of the battalion of the military police of the defense Ministry, stationed in Ingushetia, replacing military personnel in Syria similar units from Chechnya. It is reported TASS citing a source in power structures Severo-the Caucasian Federal district.
According to him, fighters from Ingushetia will replace in Syria, “their Chechen colleagues in the framework of the planned activities and will perform the same tasks.” Main tasks will be to ensure the security of the group of Air and space forces on the basis Hamim, of the Center for conciliation of the warring parties in Syria, and humanitarian missions and goods.
A spokesman reminded that soldiers of the battalion of the military police from Chechnya are in Syria from the first decade of December 2016.
On February 13, sending to Syria the police battalion of the Ministry of defense said the head of Ingushetia, Yunus-Bek Yevkurov. He said that the purpose of the battalion is a peacekeeping mission.
In January 2017, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov in Instagram confirmed that Chechen fighters military police serve in the Syrian Arab Republic. He wrote that the soldiers performed the task of “maintaining peace and order in Aleppo, protecting the civilian population from terrorists”.
In February, Kadyrov said that in Syria, the Chechen battalion of the military police passed before sending a special preparation, which should help them to “establish contact” with the population of the middle East countries.