Russia In Talks With Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Over Military Deployment to Syria
Russia is in talks with Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan about sending troops to Syria, senior Russian and Turkish official have said.
"Negotiations are now going on, a process is being worked out so that Russian military police can contribute to providing security in Syria, and proposals to our colleagues in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are being worked out as well," said Vladimir Shamanov, the head of the Russian Duma's committee on defense, in an interview with RIA Novosti. Shamanov was confirming a similar statement made by Ibrahim Kalın, spokesman for Turkish President Recep Tayyıp Erdoğan, on June 22; Turkey, Iran, the United States, and Jordan also would reportedly be part of this operation.
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