ERBIL-Hewlêr, Kurdistan region 'Iraq',— Ministry of Peshmerga in Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced on Saturday, that three brigades of the federal police carried out the functions of protecting Iraq's borders from Khanaqin south to Zakho in the far north, indicating the need for same weapons possessed by the Iraqi army. The spokesman of Kurdistan leadership of Peshmerga forces , lieutenant general, Jabbar al-Yawar said that "We need to the same quality of weapons needed by the Iraqi army to carry out our duties in defending the sovereignty of Iraq and protect its borders." "We need all types of usual weapons used in the armies of the world starting from guns, pistols to tanks and heavy guns, because we are a part of the defense system of Iraq”. He added that "if there was any movement, how can Peshmerga forces defend the region, which is a part of Iraq?”. The head of Kurdistan Region, Massoud Barzani held last week, talks in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin that has addressed strengthening economic cooperation between Russia and Kurdistan Region,www.ekurd.net according to Russian sources. Barzani initiated his first official visit to Russia to visit the house in which his late father the late leader, Mullah Mustafa Barzani used to live in Moscow during his exile years to the former Soviet Union in mid-forties of the last century, as he talked about memories of his father residency with the area residents and officials in its municipality.