Planned rotation: Ministry of defense denied the rumors about the buildup of forces in Syria


RIA Novosti

Russia continues to reduce its forces in Syria, six su-24 bombers have returned to their bases. This was stated by the representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov, commenting on the American media about the buildup of Moscow’s forces.

FoxNews channel previously reported “increase Russia’s military presence in Syria.” Journalists referred to the American officials, who argued about the transfer of four su-25 and groups of contractors.

The withdrawal of troops continues

Igor Konashenkov said that the defense Ministry continues to carry out the assignment of President Vladimir Putin on the reduction of the groups in Syria.

According to the General, six su-24 bombers have already relocated from the base of Hamim in Russia. In the near future will return home other aircraft as well as pilots and engineers.

In addition, the defense Ministry spokesman recalled that from the Mediterranean sea to the base in Severomorsk already moved strike group of ships of the Northern fleet. It in particular includes aircraft-carrying cruiser “Admiral Kuznetsov”.

“By the way, Foxnews, like almost all the world’s media, reported it in the news,” — said Konashenkov.

The representative of the Ministry of defense confirmed the evidence that in Syria arrived four su-24. According to Konashenkov, is the transfer of the aircraft occurred in the “part of a planned rotation”.