Sands: the Russian defense Ministry gave extensive comments on the divisions in Syria

Sands: the Russian defense Ministry gave extensive comments on the divisions in Syria

SOCHI, February 8. The Russian defense Ministry has repeatedly given exhaustive comments on the armed forces of the Russian Federation participating in the operation in the fight against terrorism in Syria. This was stated to journalists the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on published in the Sunday on the TV channel “Russia” story, in which, in particular, talked about the participation in anti-terrorist actions in Syria, the Chechen units of the Russian spetsnaz.

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“The Ministry of defense of Russia has repeatedly explained – who is in Syria, and what they are doing. I propose to focus on relevant statements of the Ministry of defense, representatives (of which) has been given comprehensive information”, – said Peskov.

Thus he has noticed that in Russia there is only the Federal Armed forces and internal troops.

Therefore, the question of confirmation of these or those military personnel should be addressed to the relevant authorities. And we should not talk about the Chechen special forces, and appropriate Federal departments

Dmitry Peskov
press Secretary of the President of the Russian Federation

Operation HQs of the Russian Federation in Syria

The Russian military launched operation against the militants is prohibited in the Russian Federation terrorist organizations “Islamic state” and “dzhebhat EN-Nusra” in Syria, 30 September, at the request of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In the air group included more than 50 aircraft in operation in early October, were engaged by ships of the Navy of the Russian Federation, who attacked the terrorists with a cruise missile from the Caspian sea. Since the beginning of military actions of the Russian pilots destroyed more than 2 thousand objects of the militants. To participate in a ground operation, Russia does not intend.

The Transfer Of Su-35

On 1 February, the defense Ministry announced the deployment of su-35 to Syria, the fighters started to perform combat missions at the airbase Hamim last week. This statement followed another incident in the relations of Russia and Turkey in Ankara has once again accused Russia in violation of Turkish air space, in Moscow, these accusations were denied.

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Earlier in Hamim airbase was located only modernized su-25, su-24M and su-34, covering their fighters su-30CM, as well as helicopters. In addition, air defense provide anti-aircraft missile system long-range s-400, deployed in Syria in late November, and the missile cruiser “Varyag”, equipped with “Fort” (naval counterpart of the s-300).

The Russian military tightened security in the action in Syria after Turkish fighter was shot down the su-24M of Air and space forces of the Russian Federation at the end of November 2015. Then Ankara was also accused Russian aircraft of violating the border. In Moscow, however, said that the destruction of the su-24M was intentional, the border was violated Turkish plane.

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Author: Victor LITOVKIN