The base Heimito: Marina Lystseva / TASS
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin instructed to negotiate with Syria on the transfer of additional real estate and waters within the agreement on the placement of groups on the base Hamim. The corresponding decree published on the official portal of legal information.
Putin also instructed the defense Ministry to carry out with the participation of foreign Ministry talks with Damascus and to sign a Protocol to the agreement on the deployment of Russian aviation on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.
From September 2015, on a base Hamim deployed aviation unit of the aerospace defence forces of Russia. It conducts operations in support of government forces in Syria in the war with the terrorist organization Islamic state (IG, is prohibited in Russia).
The civil war in Syria began in spring 2011. The main participants of the conflict — government forces, acting on the side of the incumbent President Bashar al-Assad, the so-called moderate opposition and Islamist groups. The opposition support the United States and European countries, Russia is helping Assad government.
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