MOSCOW, November 17. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has instructed the command of the cruiser “Moscow”, located in the Mediterranean sea, to establish cooperation with French military, which will soon begin to cooperate with Russia in anti-terrorist operations in Syria.
“In the near future in the area of your option group, the French Navy led by the aircraft carrier. You need to install the French direct contact and work with them as allies,” he instructed the head of state.
According to him, “the chief of General staff and Minister of defense instructions received”. “We will need to develop with them a plan of joint actions both at sea and in the air”, – said Putin.
These instructions of the Supreme commander gave during a visit to the National center of defense, where by video conference listened to the reports of the military conducting anti-terrorist operation in Syria.
Putin and Hollande will meet in Moscow to coordinate action in the fight against terror
On November 26 the presidents of Russia and France will meet in Moscow to coordinate action in the fight against terrorism. “Agreed, in particular, to ensure closer liaison and coordination between military and intelligence agencies of the two countries during operations against terrorist organizations, implemented by Russia and France in Syria,” – said the press service of the Kremlin. In a telephone conversation the two leaders “paid particular attention to enhancing bilateral and multilateral cooperation to combat international terrorism” in connection with the barbaric terrorist act, the consequence of which was the crash of a Russian airliner in Egypt, and the tragic events in France, said the Kremlin.
Blows VKS RF
Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria against militants of the banned in Russia terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” started on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. To participate in the land operation of the Russian Federation does not plan.