Russia sends more equipment to Syria

The Russian Ministry of Defense indicated that new surveillance equipment has been deployed to the Syrian airbase, Hmeymin. According to the press service of the Agency, three complexes with unmanned drones and two radar stations for the detection of small targets were sent to Syria in the past three days.

“In the past three days, the Russian Ministry of Defense deployed an additional three modern complexes with unmanned drones, two radar stations for the detection of small targets, which allow the detection of artillery weapon systems by the terrorists,” the statement reads as quoted by Interfax.

According to the representatives of the Ministry of Defense, the main objective of deploying this equipment to the conflict zone is the identification of artillery weapons and mortars that violate the truce. The Agency claims that the monitoring system allows the tracking of weapons used by either party in the conflict zone in its efforts in Syria.

At the end of February, the U.S.A. and Russia announced the negotiations and the terms and conditions necessary to cease hostilities in Syria.

In general, the truce, which began on Saturday, is observed. However, the parties are regularly accusing each other of violations. According to Moscow and Washington, they are usually insignificant. On Tuesday, the United States Secretary of State, John Kerry reported that the U.S.A. and Russia have agreed not to discuss information regarding the ceasefire in public.

  Russia, Syrian Conflict