Operation of the aerospace defence forces of Russia in Syria is a unique and noble mission. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a straight line. The live broadcast is channel “Russia 24”.
According to him, the use of armed forces in combat conditions is a unique feature of improvement, in comparison with which not going no exercises. “We know that this is due to losses, we will never forget about these losses and will never leave in the lurch the families of comrades who did not return from Syria. But it’s a noble mission,” said the head of state.
The President added that Syria is in a full-scale use of weapons has almost stopped, since the government army controls the territory, which is home to 90 percent of the population. He also pointed out that joining the terrorists came from the Soviet Union “it is better to destroy it than to meet here with weapons in their hands.”
Putin also answered a question about a timetable for the withdrawal of Russian forces. “Our military are there to protect Russia’s interests in this vital region of the world and will be there for as long as it is profitable to Russia. We have no plan for the withdrawal of these units,” he said.
The President said that in combat officers and generals began to understand what modern armed conflict, how the interaction of different forces. He noted that the soldiers, if necessary, can be withdrawn very quickly because “it’s not just troops, it’s a two item based in Tartus and Mamimi”.
Russian HQs have started to take part in the military campaign in Syria on 30 October 2015. With the request for military assistance to Moscow appealed to the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.
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