Russian defense minister visits Syria on military cooperation

Russia’s Defence Minister, Sergei Shoigu has visited Syria President Bashar al-Assad and to discussed such issues as Moscow’s military maneuvers in the Mediterranean.

According to the ministry, “Shoigu briefed Assad on the naval drills being conducted by the Russian military navy starting off the port of Syria’s coastal city of Tartous, where Russia maintains a military base.

“He also discussed with Assad military cooperation on Syrian soil in terms of the war on terror groups, affirming Russia’s continued support for the Syrian government in this regard.


As to Western sanctions, Shoigu said Russia will continue to help the Syrian people to overcome the impacts of the sanctions and the unjust embargo imposed on the country.

Russia has deployed MiG-31K fighters, Kinzhal hypersonic missiles, and Tupolev Tu-22M long-range strategic bombers to its air base in Syria for maneuvers in the Mediterranean.

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Russian defense minister visits Syria on military cooperation

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