According to the press Secretary of the Russian President, the meeting also discussed issues of Russian domestic socio-economic issues.
SOCHI, 10 Oct. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed with the permanent members of Russian security Council the situation in Syria and the course of the operation of the aerospace defence forces of Russia.
The meeting was attended by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the head of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, state Duma speaker Sergei Naryshkin, head of the Russian presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev, foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
In addition, the participation of the head of the FSB Alexander Bortnikov, SVR Director Mikhail Fradkov, Deputy Secretary of the security Council Rashid Nurgaliev, a permanent member of the security Council Boris Gryzlov.
“Putin held operational meeting with permanent members of the security Council. During the meeting they discussed the situation in Syria, as well as the operation of Air and Space forces in support of offensive operations of the Syrian army”, — said the press Secretary of the head of state, Dmitry Peskov.
In addition, according to him, the fight against terrorism and extremism were also addressed in a broader context. “The President once again expressed condolences to the Turkish people in connection with the terrorist attack that happened today in Ankara,” he said.
According to him, on the agenda were also relevant domestic socio-economic issues.
From September 30 to Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad began to apply airstrikes against the “Islamic state” in Syria. During this time, aerospace forces targeted the terrorists ‘ two hundred blows, having destroyed about 300 militants, training camps, command points, ammunition depots and other facilities. In addition, 26 cruise missiles has released ships of the Caspian flotilla, which successfully defeated the objects of IG.
The General staff of the Russian armed forces reported that the militants are significant losses and change their tactics, representing strength and hiding in the settlements. According to the Russian military, the goals are chosen based on intelligence reports from Russia, Syria, Iraq and Iran, used high-precision weaponry. The Syrian Ambassador to Russia Riyad Haddad confirmed earlier that the strikes are precisely the terrorist armed groups, not the opposition or civilians. In addition, according to him, since the beginning of operation of the Russian Federation in Syria destroyed about 40% of the infrastructure of the IG.
Previously Peskov said that the Russian operation in Syria will be implemented for a period of offensive operations of the Syrian armed forces. The head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov said that the ground operation of the speech can not go.