Contents tagged with Russian military bases in Syria

  • 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 …

  • Putin claims to know who attacked Russian military base in Syria

    Russia knows who is behind the provocation directed at her military facilities in Syria, Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with the chief editors of the newspapers and information agencies.

    He explained that directly before the start of the meeting, he discussed the situation in Syria on the phone with his Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and expressed confidence that Ankara has nothing to do with the attempted attack on the Russian military facilities.

    “This doesn’t mean that someone …

  • Kremlin accuses the US of involvement in the attack on Khmeimim military base in Syria

    The attack on the Khmeimim air base in Syria was a result of the failure of the Syrian military and the increased activity of the American special services that are “working with the militants”, as stated by the first deputy chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council, Franz Klintsevich, during a broadcast of NSN news.

    "This only happened because our troops were withdrawn, and there were just enough of them left to keep the military base functioning. What was …

  • Putin ratifies agreement with Syria on the use of Tartus naval base

    On December 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an agreement to expand the Russian Naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, as reported on Russia’s government website.

    The agreement is valid for 49 years and will be automatically extended for successive 25-year periods unless one of the parties informs the other party about its intention to terminate it no less than one year before the expiration of a period.

    The base in Tartus is being transferred to Russia at no cost. The Russians …

  • Russia to spend $55 million annually to operate its Tartus naval base in Syria

    The expansion of the Navy base in Syrian city of Tartus will require 3.2 billion rubles or $55 million annually, said the chairman of the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation of the Defense Ministry Alexander Zinchenko, RIA Novosti reports. He outlined the required expenses at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, where the question of ratifying the agreement with Damascus to expand this base was being considered.

    As a result of the …

  • Russian Parliament approves agreement with Syria on expansion of Tartus military base

    On December 21, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma ratified the Russian-Syrian agreement on expanding the territory of the base of Russian forces in Tartus. The document was presented to the deputies by the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia, Nikolai Pankov.

    Pankov explained that the agreement would allow for the expansion of the territory of the logistics center to 24 hectares.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a corresponding bill to the Russian …

  • Kremlin: Russian military bases in Syria will continue to operate

    The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Shamanov said that Russian military bases in Syria will continue to function after the end of the military operation and that they will prepare to stay for the long term, Interfax reports.

    "Both bases in Syria, Khmeimim, and Tartus will not only continue to function but will constantly improve their quality and capabilities, having ahead of us the long-term perspective of our presence in this far-from-tranquil region," Shamanov said. …

  • Kremlin: Russia will keep its military bases in Syria

    The extent to which Russia withdraws its forces in Syria after victory over Islamic State will depend on how the situation develops, but both bases will probably remain, Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told RIA Novosti.

    In March 2016, President Vladimir Putin decided to withdraw most of the Russian Aerospace Forces following the successful completion of their missions. However, Russia did not renounce its commitment to supply the Syrian government with weaponry and military equipment …