The defense Ministry denied the military build-up in Syria

The defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov called the message “some Western media” about the increase of Russian military presence in Syria, “no more than primitive propaganda duck”, reports TASS.

According to Konashenkov, reducing Russia’s military presence in Syria continues.

Defense Ministry spokesman said that on the territory of Russia from the air base Hamim already rebased the first six su-24 bombers. However, he noted that in the framework of planned rotation of the Russian air group did four have arrived from Russia of the su-25.

Konashenkov also said that in the near future, the planned withdrawal from Syria of Russian aircraft as well as flight and technical staff.

Earlier, the TV channel Fox News, citing two us officials said that despite the orders of President Vladimir Putin to reduce military presence in Syria, the Russian military group is growing.