Dozens of armoured vehicles, namely the all-terrain infantry mobility vehicle GAZ Tigr and the Typhoon-U, were delivered by Russian Ilyushin Il-76 planes to the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia, where Russian military police will perform special tasks in the area of the Syrian-Turkish border under the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding.
The footage released on Sunday by the Russian Ministry... Еще of Defence, shows transport aircraft landing.
According to the Russian MoD, the delivered vehicles will march to the north of Syria, where the Russian military «will facilitate the withdrawal of Kurdish units and their weapons 30 kilometres from the Syrian-Turkish border.» Later, they will reportedly begin patrolling «designated areas» together with Turkish units, in accordance with the provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding made between Russia and Turkey on October 22.
Armoured vehicles are needed to transport personnel and install weapons systems. Military equipment is also equipped with on-board information and a control system based on multiplex wired communication systems and air conditioning.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to begin joint patrols in north-eastern Syria from Noon on October 23. They enshrined their agreements in a Memorandum of Understanding consisting of ten points.