Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Trump’s tweet jeopardizes coalition strike on Syria

    US President Donald Trump’s tweets undermined the attack planned by the anti-Assad coalition against the Syrian state regime, which has been using chemical weapons against the civilian population, The Times reports.

    According to the British newspaper, for the attack, the US amassed the largest air and sea strike forces since the war in Iraq in 2003.

    However, the chance of a surprise attack was ruined when the US president openly threatened Russia with a swift attack, rendering virtually all …

  • Russia opens criminal case after crash of An-26 in Syria

    A criminal case was opened after the crash of an An-26 transport plane, as reported by the official representative of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation, Svetlana Petrenko.

    The aircraft was on a routine flight in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic. According to preliminary data, the An-26 transport plane crashed 500 meters from the Khmeimim Air Base.

    The case was opened on the grounds of the crime described in Art. 351 of the Criminal Code (violation of flight rules …

  • Russian general and 26 officers killed in plane crash in Syria

    A major-general, 26 officers, ensigns, and contract soldiers were killed in the crash of a Russian An-26 transport plane in Syria, reported TASS, citing a source in the Russian Defense Ministry.

    “As a result of the tragedy, 27 officers were killed, including one major-general, as well as ensigns and contract servicemen. There were no civilians on the An-26,” the Defense Ministry reported.

    The commander of the aircraft was a first-class pilot with a little more than 3,000 flying hours. He had …

  • Russian transport plane crashes during landing at Khmeimim airbase in Syria

    An An-26 transport plane crashed during landing at the Khmeimim airbase, killing 32 people onboard, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

    According to the Ministry of Defense, there were 26 passengers onboard the plane and 6 crew members.

    "The plane hit the ground about 500 meters short of the runway,"-the ministry said.

    The Defense Ministry said that they would study all possible causes of the crash. But, according to preliminary data, the cause of the crash could be a technical …

  • Israeli satellite records Russian Su-57 fighters at airbase in Syria

    The Israeli company Imagesat International (iSi) published satellite photographs of Russia’s Khmeimim airbase in Syria showing the location where the Su-57s are stationed, Haaretz reported.

    The images were taken by the satellite Eros B. In them, one can see airplanes, and the outlines of two of them resemble Russian Su-57s.

    The article states that the 5th generation Russian fighters are not yet ready for full-fledged usage. Haaretz suggests that it is more likely that they will be tested …

  • Russia to reinforce security of military bases in Syria

    Russia plans to intensify the security of the Khmeimim and Tartus bases in Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov announced on Saturday.

    “Today we have prospective designs which may work effectively against drones. It is necessary to take into account the fact that it is not only developed countries, but terrorists too, who are making use of modern technologies,” he remarked.

    In January, militants attacked the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria using drones. The Russian military …

  • Signs of editing found in Russian Defense Ministry's video of Khmeimim attackers being taken out

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 claims that the Russian Defense Ministry’s video showing the destruction of the militants attacking the Russian Khmeimim airbase was edited for unknown reasons.On January 12, the military department released a video showing a group being taken out as it left one vehicle to move to another.

    The Telegram channel suggests that two separate videos have been joined at the sixth second of the video. The people approaching the vehicle “suddenly disappear”, and the …

  • Russian Ministry of Defense announces deaths of militants who shelled Russian base in Syria

    The Russian military has killed a group of militants who fired on the Khmeimim airbase in Syria on December 31, reported TASS.

    The Ministry of Defense specified that the militant group was based near the western border of the Idlib province.

    The report notes that Russian intelligence revealed the location of the final assembly and storage of unmanned vehicles in Idlib, and established a "continuous observation" of this place. Later on, the militants arrived at the location and began to …

  • Kyiv denies Kremlin’s accusations of involvement in attacks on Russia’s military bases in Syria

    Ukraine’s Ministry of Defense denied accusations of involvement in the attack on Russian military bases in Syria, calling them an “information attack,” Ukrinform reports.

    “This is another information attack [by Russia]. We reject these accusations, and of course, this information attack is done, first of all, to cover up what the Russian Federation is now doing in the Crimea as well as in Donetsk and Luhansk, where arms from Russia are supplied,” said the press secretary of the Minister of …

  • Russia claims that American reconnaissance aircraft flew over Khmeimim airbase in Syria during drone attack

    The Russian Defense Ministry stated an American reconnaissance aircraft in the area of Khmeimim at the time of the attack on the Russian bases in Syria, reports RIA Novosti.

    It was reported that a Poseidon aircraft was patrolling over the Mediterranean Sea between Tartus and Khmeimim at an altitude of seven thousand meters for over four hours. The Russian Defense Ministry called this “a strange coincidence.”

    Concerning the easy access to the purchase of UAVs, the Ministry stated that “it is …