“Two helicopters patrolled along the M-4 highway to escort the civil convoy,” RIA Novosti quoted the pilot of one of the helicopters as Ivan Petrov.

He specified that one of the fighting vehicles was ahead, the other behind the columns.

Helicopters observed the situation on the track.

Earlier it became known that the Russian military police from May 25 began to accompany convoys of civilian road transport on the strategically important section of the M4 highway in Idlib.