Kremlin refutes reports on Chechen special force unit deployed in Syria

Russia’s defense ministry has provided exhausting comments concerning Russia’s military units involved in the anti-terror operation in Syria, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday commenting on a video report aired by the Rossiya television channel on Sunday which told about participation of a Chechen special task force unit in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

Russia’s defense ministry has provided exhausting comments concerning Russia’s military units involved in the anti-terror operation in Syria, Russian president’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Monday commenting on a video report aired by the Rossiya television channel on Sunday which told about participation of a Chechen special task force unit in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria.

"The Russian defense ministry has been repeatedly telling who and for how long has been deployed to Syria and what they are doing there. I suggest you listen first of all to the defense ministry which has been providing exhausting information," Peskov said.

He stressed that Russia has only federal armed forces and internal troops. "Hence, the question about deployment of these or those servicemen is to be addressed to relevant agencies. And one should speak not about the Chechen special task force but about relevant federal units," he added.

First published by TASS.

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