Shoigu called the principal results of the year the operations in Syria


Thanks to high-precision long-range weapons and which are effective and military equipment managed to stabilize the situation in the country and the release of militants a substantial territory. This was stated by the Minister of defence of Russia Sergey Shoigu on military-technical conference, devoted to the improvement of weapons, summing up the year of the military operation in Syria, reports “RIA Novosti”.

“A year has passed, how our Armed forces to perform combat missions in the Syrian Arab Republic. During this time, managed to stabilize the situation in the country, to release a significant part of its territory from armed groups of international terrorists, to organize the work of the Russian Center for reconciliation of the warring parties,” — said Shoigu.

According to him, the army also gained practical experience of firing a high-precision long-range weapons from surface ships and submarines from the waters of the Caspian and Mediterranean seas, and strategic aviation aircraft in a real combat situation for the first time used a new air-launched missiles X-101 with a range of up to 4.5 thousand km.

Shoigu noted that many domestic models of weapons that have been audited in terms of the Syrian desert, has shown its reliability and efficiency.

Now in Russia, a promising arms, the drafting of which were taken into account the Syrian experience, said Shoigu. The conference will hear the views and advice of experts, as this technique can be modified, he added.

Previously, the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the main outcome of the military operation in Syria, which began on September 30, 2015, was the fact that the terrorists failed to capture Damascus.

Sands it was stressed that Vladimir Putin has never indicated the specific deadlines of the operation, calling it the purpose of combating terrorists. To evaluate the success of the operation should the military experts, he said.

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