The head of state signed the document ratifying the agreement on the indefinite location of the air group of the Russian Armed forces on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, informs the Agency “RIA Novosti” with reference to the press service of the Kremlin. Earlier in favor of the ratification of the document voted by the State Duma deputies and Federation Council members.
The bill on ratification of the agreement was signed last year, but the President made it to the State Duma in early August. The vote in the lower house occurred after the US decided to suspend cooperation with Russia on Syria.
In accordance with the agreement, aircraft of the Russian air group located in Syria at the request of the authorities of that country that provides “free of charge” Hamim airport in Latakia province.