President Putin ratifies protocol on Russian air group deployment in Syria
Russian President Vladimir Putin has endorsed a protocol on the deployment of a Russian combat air group in Syria signed earlier between the two countries.
The Kremlin e- portal stated that President Putin ratified “the protocol on the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic on the deployment of the air group of the Russian Armed Forces on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic which was signed in Damascus on January 18, 2017.”
Head of the Defense Committee at Duma council Vladimir Shamanov has said that the ratification of this protocol will contribute to achieving stability in the entire region.
On September 30th, 2015, the Russian air force has begun a military operation upon a request from the Syrian State to support the efforts of the Syrian Arab army in its war against terrorism.