Russia will have a naval base in Syria

The point of the Navy of Russia (Russian Navy) in the Syrian Tartus, a full-fledged database. On Wednesday, 13 December, said the former chief of staff of the Navy Admiral Victor Kravchenko, reports “Interfax”.

“Base implies a decent area, all kinds of protection and defense, the entry of ships up to cruisers of the first rank,” — said Kravchenko.

According to him, this will strengthen the operational capabilities of the Russian Navy in the Mediterranean and in General the position of Russia in the middle East. He also noted that Tartous was the point of logistics, but “it’s a small territory.”

In March it was reported about the modernization of the paragraph of the Navy in Tartus. “This will provide the length and conduct of the current and average repair in Tartus the ships of different classes” — told “Interfax” an informed source. According to him, in the future this area will be built two new piers and a complex of residential and administrative buildings.

13 December, President Vladimir Putin submitted an agreement between Russia and Syria on the extension of the territory of point of the Russian Navy in Tartus for ratification to the state Duma. In December, the President also announced the complete defeat of the terrorists in Syria and ordered to begin withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of the country.

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