Vladimir Putin was met at the Khmeimim airbase by CAP President Bashar Asad and the command of the Russian grouping of troops in this country. After a friendly handshake with Assad, Putin delivered a speech to the Russian military. He thanked for the service of pilots, intelligence, special forces soldiers, military police and all those who participated in the operation against international terrorism in Syria.
Further, the commander of the Russian forces in the SAR, Colonel-General Sergei Surovikin held a short briefing for President Putin, where he spoke about the tasks performed in Syria and the immediate plans for the withdrawal of troops from the republic. According to the plan, the first crews of the Russian videoconferencing rocket crew will leave today.