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Preparations for the reduction of grouping in Syria have already begun

The withdrawal of the Russian contingent from Syria will be carried out as soon as it is ready, preparation for the withdrawal has already begun, reports Interfax Post Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev.

This (reduction) is being prepared, and when it is ready, it will begin. Preparations for this goes,
Patrushev said the agency.

Earlier, the Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces, Valery Gerasimov, reported about this.

The Reconciliation Center will be left, our bases are two military and a number of necessary structures to maintain this situation, which has now been established,
said Gerasimov 23 November in an interview with Interfax.

In turn, the deputy head of the State Duma Defense Committee Andrei Krasov noted that after the reduction of the military group in Syria, Russia will have enough strength to fight the terrorists.

As for the grouping, in any case, it will be sufficient to complete the fight against terrorist organizations and ensure the presence of Russia in the Middle East,
said Krasov.

At the same time, a military expert, the head of the International Security Center of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences, academician Alexei Arbatov noted that statements about the reduction of the Russian grouping in Syria had already been heard before.

Let's wait and see what happens in practice. The situation in Syria is much better than a year or two ago. It is much better than at the end of 2015, when Russia began a military operation. The situation has changed radically. But well-being is not there, and the peace process is stalling,
said Arbatov.

Syria is destroyed by the war, the fighting is still continuing in a number of areas. Not all regions have been knocked out by ISIL, Jabkhat en-Nurs (banned groups in the Russian Federation) and others. They are not going to sit back. They regroup and can launch a counter-offensive elsewhere. I would not understate the difficulties
added on.

Recall that the Russian military operation in the SAR has been held since September 30, 2015. Aviation The VKS supports the ground operations of the Syrian army. Russia in Syria has an air base at the Khmeimim airport and a naval base in Tartus.
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  1. andrej-shironov
    andrej-shironov 1 December 2017 11: 08
    Well, well, we leave the necessary minimum, it pleases. And we will see the development of the situation.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 1 December 2017 11: 55
      "Preparation for the reduction of the group in Syria has already begun"
      in a year we will declare "The preparations for the reduction of the group in Syria have already ended So let friends from behind the puddles think about the "Mysterious Russian Soul"
  2. askort154
    askort154 1 December 2017 11: 15
    The main thing is that there are 2 operating bases. There is where to transfer, if that.
  3. zivXP
    zivXP 1 December 2017 12: 56
    There will be someone to send to a new base in the Red Sea. laughing
  4. Fedya2017
    Fedya2017 1 December 2017 20: 15
    Assad's regime is not viable without foreign military and economic assistance. Destroyed with the help of aviation, all Islamic groups will not disappear anywhere. A guerrilla war will begin ... Assad does not have his own forces to control the territory that Russia and Iran recaptured. He no longer has oil, power plants, rich agricultural provinces ... There is no money to rebuild the country. There is no support for the Sunni majority of the population. Therefore, such statements by Russian senior officials may mean: 1. The Kremlin decided to "merge" Assad so that all the warring groups agree to end the war and sit down at the negotiating table. 2. They decided to divide Syria into parts, then only the coastal provinces inhabited by the Alawites will remain with Assad.
  5. askme
    askme 2 December 2017 02: 38
    This is all nothing more than a ritual. Part of a hybrid war. So this should be treated. The Ministry of Defense puts a logical point. If someone starts a new escalation, the moral responsibility will fall on the aggressor. That's all...
  6. Umnichka
    Umnichka 2 December 2017 03: 23
    Sorry, you can not put a minus article.
  7. Vlad5307
    Vlad5307 2 December 2017 18: 35
    This is probably such a Russian PR move - the bandits regroup, get together in large flocks and again the rod. Accordingly, there is no ceasefire, there are no elections and referenda and the Russian Aerospace Forces, having rested and replenished depots in the SAR, they again begin to blow up friends of the FSA and Israel. In short - a new "concert" for the whole of 2018. hi