Battalion military police arrived in Aleppo, reports “Interfax” with reference to the message of the Ministry of defense of Russia.
“Currently, the division marched from the base of Hamim in the city of Aleppo to perform tasks in the Russian Centre of reconciliation of the warring parties in the Syrian Arab Republic”, — quotes Agency the message of Department.
The military police will become part of the territorial departments of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties, they are entrusted with the security troops of the Center, experts of the Russian International mine action centre, as well as to staff mobile hospitals and humanitarian convoys.
In addition, the military police will help provide order to local authorities. “The military police unit is manned by contract servicemen,” — said the defense Ministry.
A military police unit before it was deployed at the airbase Hamim aircraft Military transport aircraft, while before this it has passed retraining on one of the polygons, said the defense Ministry.
Earlier Friday, 23 December, Russian defense Minister army General Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that to maintain order in the liberated territories in Syria deployed a battalion of military police.
The Minister of defence reported about it at a meeting with Putin, during which he spoke about the complete withdrawal of militants from Aleppo. According to Shoigu, the operation for the liberation of the city took place in two stages with “close contact” with Turkey and Iran. The head of the Ministry of defense clarified that the conditions for starting negotiations on a full ceasefire in Syria.
“This operation, of course, there is no doubt, especially in the final part, concerning the humanitarian operation ended with the direct involvement of, if not the decisive participation of and impact of our servicemen,” — said Putin.
According to the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad, the capture of the Eastern neighborhoods of the city under the control of government forces is a victory of the allies of Damascus, namely Russia and Iran. However, he clarified that this event has the same meaning as for his country and for the allies of Syria.
On 19 December, the UN security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Aleppo, which called for international monitoring of the evacuation from Aleppo. The document was supported by all 15 security Council members, including Russia. A compromise resolution was agreed upon on the results of closed consultations in the security Council, which lasted more than three hours. The text was compiled on the basis of projects, one of which was proposed by France, the other by Russia.
During consultations on the text of the resolution, Russia’s permanent representative to the UN Vitaly Churkin said that the proposal of Paris, concerning the situation in Aleppo, are “impossible” and “dangerous”, and Moscow cannot afford to allow their approval in the security Council. Churkin stressed that Russia is not against the idea of international monitoring, but against the deployment of “in the danger zone of Eastern Aleppo untrained staff”.