The President of Russia Vladimir Putin thanked for the courage and professionalism of the Russian soldiers who took part in the Syrian operations. At the presentation ceremony appointed to senior command positions of the officers, Putin said that the Russian armed forces has seriously improved over the past few years and is able to repel any aggression, protecting both citizens and the country itself, and its allies, RIA “Novosti”.
“Today in this hall the senior officers involved in the operations of the Russian army against the terrorists in Syria. I want to thank you high professionalism, for the courage and heroism,” Putin said.
March 17, Putin also met with the officers who took part in the operation of the Russian space forces in Syria. Then he honored the memory of the four killed in Syria, whose relatives had been invited to the meeting. Then he thanked all the troops for an operation in Syria.