7 Feb 2022 18:03

Mishustin approves agreement with Minsk on sending Belarusian troops to Syria as humanitarian mission

MOSCOW. Feb 7 (Interfax) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has approved an agreement with Belarus on dispatching Belarusian Armed Forces personnel to Syria as part of humanitarian aid missions.

The document to this effect is available for viewing on the official Internet portal for legal information.

"We have taken into account the official invitation extended by the military and political leadership of the Syrian Arab Republic to the Belarusian side to participate in a humanitarian aid mission in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic by sending a Belarusian military contingent to Syria for these purposes," according to the draft agreement.

Belarusian servicemen who will arrive in Syria as a humanitarian mission will not operate in combat zones, the document said.

"The Belarusian military contingent will perform exclusively humanitarian missions outside combat zones," it said.