BEIRUT - Russia on Monday denied that it arranges a new base in a region in Syria, which is controlled by Kurdish militias. A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish militia YPG (People's Protection Units) said earlier on Monday that it has signed an agreement with Russia and that the Russians will train the Kurdish militias in ' modern warfare. '
Russian Defense Minister states that a branch of the Russian Reconciliation Center is deployed in the northwestern Afrin to avoid further escalation in the region. According to the ministry, it is intended that the center contact between the Kurdish militia and supported the Free Syrian Army is maintained by Turkey.
The YPG had been granted permission just said because the Russians from the base to intensify the fight against terrorists. The agreement between the two parties would be closed Sunday. Russian soldiers would be on Monday arrived in the northwestern region of Afrin with trucks and armored vehicles.
Turkey said in a reaction that ' a region of terror 'will not accept in northern Syria. ' The ethnic structure should remain intact in the region,' the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said in a response to a possible cooperation between Russia and the YPG. Turkey sees the YPG, part of a US-supported militia fighting against IS as a terrorist group and an extension of the Turkish-Kurdish PKK.