Russia Today (RT) published video footage on its YouTube channel showing Russian troops running checkpoints along with Assad terrorists in one of the areas in Quneitra countryside in the south of Syria. Syrian civilians were seen stopped and checked at one of the joint Russian-Assad checkpoints in the area, where a Russian soldier also spoke to the channel. Russia said it would deployed military police to monitor two safe zones being established in Syria, the defence ministry in Moscow said Monday. Senior commander Sergei Rudskoi said Russian forces had set up checkpoints and observation posts around a zone in the south-west and in another one covering Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus.