Russian military police on Tigr armored vehicles has for the first time organized a patrol in the Syrian city of Mabij in eastern Aleppo, military police officer of the Russian Armed Forces Safar Safarov told reporters on Wednesday.
"We have patrolled the city streets for the first time. When the Russian flag appears, combat stops - neither Turks nor Kurds want to harm us, so fighting stops thanks to our work. One week ago, we could not just enter Manbij openly, showing the flag, as US servicemen from the two military bases always stopped us, intercepted us on the road because of different understanding of responsibility zones. Last week, we blocked each other on the road three times," Safarov is quoted as saying by TASS.
The first patrol of Manbij streets lasted for over three hours, he added. "We will continue controlling our zone of responsibility. Our main task is to ensure security of the population in case of shellings from any side. This is not our first task in this zone. We have been here for more than half a year already, and we did not have any problems with anyone," he said.