Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the long wanted to visit the base Hamim in Syria. He stated this during a press conference on Thursday, December 14, broadcast which leads the TV channel “Russia 24”.
The head of state stressed that the safety of the flight was provided by Russian pilots. “On earth, because we needed the specialists know, this is the most dangerous moment of landing, which may be the goal of MANPADS (man — portable air defence systems – approx. “Of the tape.ru”). The pilots I watched, they didn’t just fly by, they at landing left below our plane. Nozzle military vehicles warm up much stronger than the engines of civil aircraft. They are, in fact, covered our plane and then we went,” he said.
On 11 December the head of state gave the order to begin withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. He stated this during a visit to a base in the Syrian Mamimi. It was reported that Putin at the airbase, met the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu and the commander of the Russian military group in Syria Sergey Surovikin.
The Russian space forces have started to participate in strikes against the terrorist groups in Syria on 30 September 2015 at the request of Damascus. In March 2016, Putin took the decision on the withdrawal of the greater part of the group in connection with the successful performance of tasks.
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