Russia reveals Syria mission

Monitoring Desk

MOSCOW: Russian National Guard in Syria is tasked with detection and defusing of explosive devices, as well as escorting humanitarian cargo and providing medical assistance to the local population, the Guard spokesman Valery Gribakin told TASS.

On Wednesday, the agency’s head Viktor Zolotov disclosed during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin that his servicemen perform a number of duties in Syria. (TASS)