The Russian Security Council commends the actions of Russian troops in Syria. Air and space forces together with the forces of the government of the Arab Republic of “contributed to the radical change of the situation”, said in an interview with the defense Ministry newspaper “Red star” Deputy security Council Secretary Mikhail Popov.
“They have caused international terrorist groups in Syria significant damage, contributed to the radical change of the situation, have created favorable conditions for promoting inter-Syrian dialogue to achieve a political settlement of the conflict,” he said.
Operation in Syria, Popov called unique and explained that it involved far, tactical and army aviation, ships and submarines, was first struck high-precision cruise missiles, air-and sea-based at a distance of a thousand kilometers. In addition, in the course of fighting the Russian military has experienced in practice new models of weapons, military and special equipment.
Today, the level of equipment of Russian military forces with modern weapons is 58.3 percent, said Deputy Secretary of the security Council. The most actively developing unmanned aircraft.
“36 formed military units and unmanned aircraft, armed with is about 2 thousand modern unmanned aerial systems,” — said Popov.
Interview with the representative of the Russian Security Council published on the website of the newspaper “Krasnaya Zvezda” on Sunday, may 14. In 2017, the Advisory body under the President turns 25 years old.
The Russian space forces have started to participate in strikes against the terrorist groups in Syria on 30 September 2015 at the request of the official Damascus. In March 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin took the decision on the withdrawal of the greater part of the group in connection with the successful performance of tasks. April 26, head of Main operational Directorate of the General staff Colonel-General Sergey rudskoy said that Russia has withdrawn almost half of its aviation group, which was originally located on the basis Hamim and said that the Russian VKS since the beginning of the Syrian campaign made more than 23 thousand sorties.