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The withdrawal of troops from Syria: how Putin outwitted everyone

Yesterday, President Putin was a very busy day, which began in Syria, and through flying to Egypt, ended in Turkey. At the Hamim airfield, Putin announced the defeat of terrorists and the winding down of the operation of the VKS, ordering a significant part of the contingent to prepare for sending home.

Today, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that parts of our armed forces began to arrive in Russia.

Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated that "the main tasks in Syria have been resolved," and also ordered part of the contingent to go home. Then these news They were perceived with a certain amount of bewilderment, because the operation against the militants was in full swing.

It is very important to read not only the news itself, but also between their lines. And indeed: in the past, such statements by the president turned only around the build-up of the shock group of the VKS in Syria.

What happened now? The repetition of those stories, or is this time we really leave Syria?

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    HEATHER 12 December 2017 22: 32
    or do we really leave Syria this time?The author is inattentive. 2/3 of the combat units will be withdrawn. 20 airplanes and helicopters, non-basic types of troops. The same SSO, air defense, etc. will remain in the skeleton. Those who say about the withdrawal of all specialists do not have to believe everything. Base security Remains. At Hmeimime, they just free up space for reconstruction of GDP. In Tartus, for large-scale work to deepen the fairway about the construction of a modern Navy base. So, they just moved to the other half of the field, with a natural return.
    1. Kleber
      Kleber 12 December 2017 23: 34
      Quote: VERESK
      In Hmeimim-just free up space for reconstruction GDP.

      Maybe all the same runway ?????
      1. HEATHER
        HEATHER 13 December 2017 01: 16
        Right however! drinks
  2. soldier
    soldier 13 December 2017 08: 01
    What happened now? The repetition of those stories, or is this time we really leave Syria?

    The political tradition of the 2nd millennium is to do the opposite of what has been said. So the answer is already given
    1. soldier
      soldier 13 December 2017 08: 02
      21st century wanted to say
  3. Vladimir SHajkin
    Vladimir SHajkin 14 December 2017 15: 05
    The withdrawal of troops is carried out, but we must read between the lines, while our "bases" in Khmeimim and Tartus turn into full-fledged military bases, and a base without troops is not a base, but a technical supply point.
  4. the same doctor
    the same doctor 17 December 2017 10: 22
    Good trick. We will withdraw the troops, the Americans occupy half of Syria. We will remain with moral superiority, and Americans with Syrian oil fields.
    And why only Putin is also not cunning with us. for example, we have double pensions, and he has moral satisfaction. But in Russia, for some reason, it acts the other way around? us fines and losses, and money to America.