Putin called on Russian soldiers not to reduce the high level of the operation in Syria

Putin called on Russian soldiers not to reduce the high level of the operation in Syria


NOVO-Ogaryovo, November 20. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin urged the Russian military involved in operations in Syria, not to reduce the high level of the operation. “Tasks are performed, and performed well,” said the head of state, following the video conference the reports of the heads of the relevant divisions. Putin thanked servicemen for this job.

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“But this is not enough to clear Syria from the militants, the terrorists, and to protect Russia from possible terrorist attacks,” he warned. “Before us – a large amount of work, and I hope that subsequent phases will also be conducted efficiently, professionally and will bring the expected result,” said the Supreme commander.

Putin reiterated that “over the past few days we have a very large amount of military work.” “Over the execution of the tasks assigned to you work large groups in industry, the military organization of the state,” he said. “All components associated with tasks of this kind, we are involved,” he added.

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Putin also instructed the chief of the General staff and the defense Minister to report regularly on the progress of the task.

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The Russian military launched operation against the militants “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) in Syria on 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Initially, the air group included more than 50 aircraft, including the su-34 and su-24M, su-25, su-30CM, Mi-8 and Mi-24. Also in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, which struck at targets of terrorists cruise missiles of sea basing “the Caliber of NC” from the Caspian sea. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.

November 17, Vladimir Putin has demanded to strengthen the Russian air force strikes in Syria. “Our combat air operations in Syria should not just be continued. This needs to be strengthened so that criminals understand that retribution is inevitable,” said the head of state at a meeting held late Monday. On it the head of the Federal security service Alexander Bortnikov reported that the cause of the crash of the Russian airliner A321 in Egypt was a terrorist attack.

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