Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main forces from Syria


The President of Russia Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the main forces of the Russian Federation from Syria since 15 March. The head of state said at a meeting with foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, reports TASS.

“I think the tasks set before the Ministry of defence. Therefore, I order you tomorrow to start the withdrawal of the main part of our military groups of the Syrian Arab Republic”, — said Putin.

Russia announced the beginning of military operation in Syria September 30, 2015.

In the province of Latakia airbase is Military Space forces, which over the past months were inflicted air strikes on Syria. Moscow has repeatedly said that the purpose be only objects of terrorists. Syrian human rights activists and Western leaders claimed that the strikes came as the civilian population and the rebels fighting President Bashar Assad.

Monday, March 14, in Geneva was to begin a second round of peace talks on Syria, which was made possible thanks to the agreement on a ceasefire. It started to operate on February 27.