Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

12/06/2018 | News release | Distributed by Public on 12/06/2018 09:58

Military Police battalion welcomed Southern Military District after its mission in Syria

06.12.2018 (16:00)

On the territory of the motorized rifle regiment stationed in Chechnya, a solemn meeting was held dedicated to the return of the military police unit from the Syrian Arab Republic.

The military police battalion was awarded departmental and state awards.

They were welcomed by representatives of the leadership of the Ministry of Defence of Russia, command of the Southern Military District, administration of the Republic, veteran and public organizations, colleagues, friends and relatives.

The leadership of the military police thanked the personnel for courage and high professionalism shown outside our homeland when protecting civilian objects, escorting humanitarian supplies and providing humanitarian corridors in de-escalation zones.

About 400 servicemen of the Southern Military District returned home after successfully completing special missions in the Syrian Arab Republic. They were delivered to the military airfield in North Ossetia by the Il-76 aircraft of the military transport aviation of the Aerospace Forces of Russia.

From August 2018, the military police performed the tasks of protecting important facilities of the Russian force grouping, ensured safety of civilians in liberated settlements, organized escort of humanitarian convoys and security during humanitarian actions.