LATAKIA, on February 11. Military transport aviation Syria delivered another consignment of joint Russian-Syrian humanitarian aid to the besieged fighters of the city of Deir ez-Zor.
Cargo, fixed on the parachute platform P-7, was landed Wednesday night from height of 4000 meters in the government-controlled areas of Deir-ez-Zor – the administrative center of the eponymous province in the northeast of the Arab Republic. Its total weight exceeded 50 tons.
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As told journalists the representative of the group HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria, the whole operation to deliver humanitarian assistance blocked by the militants of the “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) the city is “no more than one and a half to two hours”.
“The drop is made, usually at night, code no plane, no platform not visible. Either day – escorted by fighters. However, it is clear that if the insurgents try to attack the Board or cargo at this time of day, they instantly betray its presence,” he said.
Earlier official representative of the defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed that the militants have the weaponry that allows you to bombard military – transport aviation of Syria delivering humanitarian aid to the people of ATS.
“In Russia, the goods shed with heights from 600 to 1000 meters, but here the massive use that was not. At the height of 4 kilometers is affected by the presence of (extremist) anti-aircraft defense and many other factors. The platform is delivered to a single point, the spread in time – 21 seconds”, – said the representative of the group HQs of the Russian Federation, noting the “high level of training of the Syrian pilots”.
“Even in such conditions, they never missed. All platforms have been delivered to the destination. The pad is actually 25 square kilometers – five in length and five in width. In my extreme experience, they successfully penetrate the three-kilometer zone,” he said.
A confirmation of successful delivery of humanitarian aid to the Syrian side is transmitted through the channels of intelligence, said the representative of the Russian Federation, ATT.
“On average, depending on wind, load requires up to 550 seconds to reach the ground. Then the Syrians through its exploration transmit data receive. In fact, by the time the plane landed, is already becoming known that the goods had been received”, – he concluded.
Today in Deir ez-Zor with air delivered more than 200 tons of humanitarian aid. From the Russian side, represented by the humanitarian aid rations (few thousand boxes), from the Syrian – flour, sugar, cereals and canned products.
Russia’s role in armed conflict
In Syria since March 2011 year armed conflict continues, which, according to the UN, killed more than 220 thousand people. Government troops to confront a gang of militants belonging to various armed groups. The most active are the terrorist group “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-nusra” (both banned in Russia).
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From September 30 to Russia at the request of President Bashar al-Assad began in Syria strike point air strikes against the extremists. During this time, aerospace forces, with the participation of ships of the Caspian flotilla and black sea fleet submarine “Rostov-on-don” destroyed several hundred fighters and thousands of targets for terrorists.
Parallel to the strikes in Syria strikes the U.S.-led “coalition antiepilepsy” without a corresponding mandate from the Syrian authorities. With it, Russia will share information about the flights, but greater coordination is still lacking. The West accuses Russia that it is bombing not only targets for terrorists but also the position of the so-called moderate opposition. The defense Ministry calls the allegations baseless.