The Russian military base in Syria’s Tartus Hamim and will continue to operate after the Russian military operation in the country. About this “Interfax” said the head of the Duma Committee on defense Vladimir Shamanov.
“Both bases in Syria, and Hamim, and Tartus, will not only continue to function, but will constantly improve their quality and capabilities, having ahead the long term our presence in this far from calm the region,” he said.
Shamanov added that in Syria came the “post-conflict settlement with its own challenges and features.” He also noted that Russia has accumulated great experience in the first and second Chechen wars.
“We have something to share with our Syrian colleagues and other guarantor of process of peaceful settlement in Syria,” — said the politician.
Shamans also indicated that in the near future will be updated implementation plan for post-conflict settlement, which will be worked out timetable for the withdrawal of a certain number of forces and means. He noted that this will be determined by the Supreme commander, Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Wednesday, the chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov said that Syria fully liberated from the militants of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). “Today, the territory controlled by ISIS in Syria does not exist”, — stated the chief of the General staff.