The state Duma on Friday ratified the agreement on the deployment in Syria of Russian aircraft group. The law was supported by all who voted 446 MPs, correspondent .
Consideration of ratification of the Russian-Syrian agreement signed in the summer of 2015, but is still not ratified, was announced at the beginning of this week, after it became known that the US has decided to suspend cooperation with Russia on Syria. The source of “RIA Novosti” the international Committee of the lower house of Parliament then explained that the ratification of the document may be a reaction of the Duma to the US refusal to cooperate with Russia on Syria.
On the same day the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that the upper house of Parliament is ready to consider the agreement on the deployment in Syria of the Russian air group at the meeting on 12 October that the state Duma will ratify it this coming Friday.
The document was signed in Damascus in summer 2015. It was published in January 2016, three months later after Russia has started in Syria a military operation with the Russian VKS. At the end of July, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered to submit the agreement to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin for ratification to the state Duma. In early August the head of state introduced the document to the lower house of Parliament for ratification.