Shoigu on behalf of Putin inspected Russian troops in Syria

The Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu inspected the Russian military at Syrian airbase Hamim, said the official representative of the Ministry of defense Igor Konashenkov.

“On the base Hamim General of the army Sergei Shoigu checked the conditions of placement of personnel and issues of all kinds of allowances and also met with Russian pilots performing combat missions to destroy terrorist infrastructure in Syria, the military units for the protection and security of the air base,” — said Konashenkov (quoted by “Interfax”). According to him, the Minister had acted on behalf of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.

During the inspection, Shoigu also checked the command post of the air defense groupings and starting positions of anti-aircraft missile system s-400, located at Syrian airbase.

The Minister of defence heard the report of the commander of the Russian troops in Syria, Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikova on the tasks of the Russian space forces and the results of the work of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties in Syria.