In the state Duma assessed the impact of the withdrawal of half of the aviation group of Russia from Syria


Conclusion half of the Russian aviation group with bases Hamim in Syria will provoke a burst of terrorist activity. This opinion was expressed by Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defence Yury Shvydkin in an interview with “”.

“The Russian side has all the necessary forces and means to repel a possible terrorist or any other threat. There’s also our other units are, in particular, the grouping of the Navy. They are able to reflect the impact from someone else”, — said the MP.

Svitkin reminded that Moscow has reduced the number of Russian planes in Syria. “Now it has gone, because it is already quite a large territory of Syria liberated from the militants”, — he explained.

April 26, head of Main operational Directorate of the General staff Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that Russia has withdrawn almost half of its aviation group, which was originally located on the basis Hamim, noted RIA Novosti. He also said that the Russian VKS since the beginning of the Syrian campaign made more than 23 thousand sorties.

In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the decision on the withdrawal of the greater part of group videoconferencing in connection with the successful performance of tasks. Videoconferencing began to participate in strikes against the terrorist groups in Syria on 30 September 2015 at the request of the official Damascus.