Putin is sure that Russia needs a permanent military base in Syria

MOSCOW, December 17. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin I am not sure that Syria needs a permanent Russian military base. He said this, answering journalists ‘ questions at a press conference.

“Some of us believe – Yes, they need a base. I have no such confidence,” he said, explaining that the presence of Russian medium-range missiles enables it to operate at greater distances. “If someone should get, we will get”, – said Putin.

However, he stressed that the issue of basis will be treated may be selected with the time base, etc.