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About 400 military policemen return to Chechnya from Syria

The battalion performed tasks to guard facilities of the Russian army in Syria, ensure public order for civilians in the liberated areas and to follow humanitarian convoys

ROSTOV-ON-DON, December 4. /TASS/. Military police battalion of the Southern Military District that performed tasks in Syria has returned to its home base in Chechnya, head of the Southern Military District’s press service Vadim Astafyev reported on Tuesday.

"About 400 servicemen of the military police battalion of the 58th combined arms army have returned to their home base in Chechnya from Syria," Astafyev said.

He specified that since August the battalion has performed tasks to guard important facilities of the Russian army in Syria, ensure public order and security for civilians in the liberated communities and follow humanitarian convoys and ensure security when conducting humanitarian missions.

The police arrived by planes of the military transport aviation of the Russian Aerospace Force to the Mozdok airfield in North Ossetia.

The ceremony at which ministerial and state awards will be given to distinguished servicemen will be held on December 7 at the home station of the military unit.