Contents tagged with Hmeimim

  • Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria attacked twice in one day

    On Monday, May 6, The Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria was shelled twice, reports RBC with reference to a report from the head of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic, Major General Viktor Kupchishin.

    “Both times the fire originated in the east, coming from the area of ​​the Zawiya settlement located in the Idlib de-escalation zone and controlled by the Hayat Tahrir ash-Sham group,” Kupchishin said. According to him, a total of 36 missiles …

  • Russian Khmeimim air base in Syria comes under attack

    Militants tried to fire at the Syrian Khmeimim air base where the airborne forces of the Russian Federation are based.

    According to the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in the Syrian Arab Republic, the attack of the militants holding positions in Qalaat Al-Mudiq and Bab-Atika was unsuccessful. The Russian military did not sustain any losses and there was no material damage to Khmeimim.

    Earlier, it was reported that the militants attempted to attack the air base with …

  • Russia to lease Syrian port of Tartus for 49 years

    Sometime next week, Russia will begin its 49 year lease of the sea port of Tartus in Syria for transport and economic use, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told reporters on April 20 following a meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad.

    In 2017, Russia and Syria signed an agreement on the deployment of a Russian navy logistics support center in Tartus for a term of 49 years. A similar agreement was reached about the RF “Hmeimim” air base in Latakia, Syria.

    “The key issue that will …

  • Putin promises Assad that Russia will continue to support Syria

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a New Year's greeting to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad, in which he expressed the hope that the radical changes in the gradual reconstruction of the country caused by the armed conflict would continue in Syria in the coming year, the Kremlin's press-service reports.

    Putin noted that the victory over the terrorists and the prompt normalization of the situation in Syria served the interests of peace and security throughout the Middle East. In addition, he …

  • Shoygu: Russia began forming permanent contingent in Syria’s Tartus and Hmeimim military bases

    Russia has begun establishing a permanent contingent in Syria’s Tartus and Hmeimim military bases, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during a conference call on Tuesday.

    “Last week, the supreme commander-in-chief [Putin] approved the structure and staff of the main bases in Tartus and Hmeimim. We have started establishing a permanent group there,” Shoygu stated.

    According to Shoygu, 59.5% of Russian troops in Syria are equipped with modern weapons and the combat readiness of all the …