The defense Ministry denied the construction of a new base in Syria
The defense Ministry has denied foreign media about the construction in the town of Afrin in North-West Syria a new military base, reports “RIA Novosti”.
“There are no plans to deploy in Syria, the new Russian military bases there,” — stated in the message of the Ministry of defense.
The defense Ministry said that about Afrina will be located branch of the Russian centre of reconciliation in the area of contact between the Kurdish forces and controlled by the Turkish forces of the Syrian free army. The purpose of this office will be the prevention of violations of the cessation of hostilities.
Earlier that Russia will build a new base in Syria, reported Reuters, citing a representative of the Kurdish people’s protection Units (YPG) Redur Khalil. The spokesman clarified that the Russian military had already arrived in armored vehicles to the area of a new base near the city Afrin.
Colonel and chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski explained RBC that we are talking about the organization of the training center for training units of the Kurdish people’s self-defense.