Putin: intervention in Syria has shown that the combat readiness of the Russian army was able to raise

Putin: intervention in Syria has shown that the combat readiness of the Russian army was able to raise

SOCHI, November 9. The operations of the Armed Forces of Russia in Syria has demonstrated that the combat readiness of the Russian army was able to raise, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin at a meeting devoted to the problems of the military-industrial complex.

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“Timely action by increased combat readiness, combat capabilities of our Armed Forces. And it convincingly confirms the anti-terrorist operation undertaken at the request and behest of the Syrian leadership,” – said the Russian leader.

He noted that enterprises of the Russian OPK are quite rhythmically, filling the Armed Forces with new missile systems, and nuclear multipurpose submarines and surface ships. “Update the fleet of combat aircraft and Anti-aircraft Missile troops, weapons and equipment of Land forces and the Navy,” – said the President.

According to him, the high combat readiness of the Armed Forces also demonstrated unannounced inspections and numerous exercises in the sun. The most significant event Putin has called the exercises “Center-2015”.

“Obviously, the conclusions and suggestions the results of the exercises and training should be the basis of construction plans and the development of the different branches of the Armed Forces for the period 2016-2020 years”, – concluded the head of state.


September 30, the Russian military launched operation against the militants is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria, acting at the request of President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group included more than 50 aircraft in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, who attacked the terrorists with a cruise missile from the Caspian sea. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.

On stability in the defence industry

The President believes that the stability of the military-industrial complex critical to maintaining the country’s economy in General and of the profession itself, which employs hundreds of thousands of people. According to him, discussing the state of the industry is especially important in the context of current economic downturn.

“Very important (OPC) for the integrated development of the entire economy and maintain social stability, – said the head of state at the meeting. – Have in mind that in this area many people work, highly skilled professionals, with families, hundreds and hundreds of thousands”.

In the beginning of the meeting Putin noted that today begins a traditional series of meetings related to the defence industry. They planned to discuss the state of the industry, the fulfilment of state orders, and will be “reconciled our plans with real life, with exercises that have been undertaken in recent times”. “And in General look at progress in our work to strengthen the security of the country,” the President said.

According to him, meetings in this format were very useful. So, the Prime Minister recalled that in the previous meetings resulted in a set of documents, in particular, the decision on creation of the aerospace defence forces, and also were adjusted the plans for re-equipping troops with modern weapons, there is a stable work of defense enterprises.