Contents tagged with Khmeimim

  • Iranian media: Russia deployed Vodnik armored vehicles to Syria

    The Russian Defense Ministry has sent a large number of Vodnik armored vehicles to the Syrian port of Tartus. These vehicles are intended for the army of the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad which is assisted by Moscow, as reported by the Iranian agency Fars.

    It also states that Russia is allegedly planning to send additional equipment to the Khmeimim Air Base where the Russian Aerospace Forces’ aircraft are based.

    On 29 December the ceasefire agreement established through mediation with Iran, …

  • Media: Russia will retain two military facilities in Syria

    Russia plans to retain two military facilities in Syria after it reduces the number of troops stationed in the country, Interfax reported.

    "Russia will retain two military objects in the country, the Russian air group at the Hmeymim airport and the greatly expanded and modernized naval facility in the city of Tartus," Interfax's source stated.

    According to news agency’s source, the Russian air group at the Hmeymim air base will continue to be covered by the powerful S-400 air defense and anti- …

  • Depending on situation in Syria, Iran may consider letting Russia use Hamadan airbase

    Iranian Minister of Defense Hossein Dehghan stated that Teheran may again allow the Russian air force to use the Noje airbase in Hamadan, as reported by the Tasnim News agency.

    “If the situation and conditions [in Syria] require our support, we will fulfill it,” stated Dehghan.

    The chairman of the Russian Federation Council Defense and Security Committee, Victor Ozerov, said that Russia may need to use the airbase in Iran if the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier is not close enough to Syrian …