Russia to establish naval base in Syrian Tartus

Russia plans to place in the Syrian port city of Tartus naval base, which will operate on a permanent basis. This was stated on Monday at a meeting of the Committee on international Affairs of Council of Federation state Secretary — Deputy defense Minister Nikolai Pankov, reports TASS.

“In Syria we will be on an ongoing basis, the naval base in Tartus. Relevant documents have been prepared, they undergo the procedure of interdepartmental coordination,” said Pankow.

The Deputy Minister noted that the readiness of the base “high enough” and expressed hope that soon the defence Ministry will ask the senators to ratify all relevant documents.

Currently in Tartus is a 720-point of logistics of the Russian Navy.