Shoigu announced the beginning of the Russian military to return from Syria
Output units of Russian forces from Syria back to Russia has already begun, said Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu. Earlier, President Vladimir Putin ordered withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Syria.
The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu said that Russian troops began to return from Syria back to their homeland. About it reports “RIA Novosti”.
Shoigu noted that the timing of the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Syria “will depend on the situation” in the region.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin first arrived in Syria on December 11. At Syrian airbase Hamim, where the Russian aviation group, he met with Shoigu and the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad. Addressing the servicemen, Putin ordered withdrawal of Russian troops from Syrian territory.
“You to victory back home to their loved ones, parents, wives, children, friends. The Motherland awaits you, friends. In a good way. Thank you for your service”, — said Putin.
However, Syria will continue the work of the two Russian base: base Hamim and the point of logistics of the Navy of Russia is in Tartus.
In addition, during his speech, Putin noted that Russia will not forget about the victims suffered during operations in Syria and said that the Russian military is ready to strike new blows on the terrorists. “If the terrorists will again raise the head, then we will inflict on them such attacks, which they still have not seen”, — said the Russian leader.