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Lavrov: transfer of Russian military from Hmeimim to Egypt is not planned

The transfer of the Russian military on a permanent basis from the Syrian military base Khmeymim in Egypt is not planned. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov said this on Monday in an interview with the RT television channel.

We do not plan any transfers of our military on a permanent basis to the territory of Egypt from Hammeim
- he said.

Lavrov: transfer of Russian military from Hmeimim to Egypt is not planned

Military and military-technical ties occupy a very important place, primarily in the context of the threat that comes from terrorists in the entire region, and it is felt, and seriously felt, including in Egypt. We unequivocally support the resolute disposition of the Egyptian leadership to an implacable fight against terrorism. Our military-technical cooperation in the form of supplying the necessary equipment and weapons for the antiterrorist operation is developing very closely, we have close ties between the military. Joint exercises are being held, and this helps to share experiences, including taking into account the experience we gained in Syria in the fight against terrorism
- Minister added

According to Lavrov, the military of Russia and Egypt are currently interacting in the most-favored-nation mode.

Recently, an airspace agreement was signed. It is technical, but reflects the partnership nature of our relationship. It provides specific things, including free submission of applications for flying in the airspace of another state, the provision of military navigation services, parking security, and so on. That is, these are the most favored mutual military measures.
- recalled Lavrov

The agreement, which the Minister is talking about, regulates the use of air transport and the airfield infrastructure of the two countries. To sign such a document, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev instructed in November 2017 of the year. The document permits the military of each country to fly in the airspace of the other side (with the exception of aircraft carrying dangerous cargo and long-range radar detection aircraft). Russia and Egypt allow each other to use their own navigation systems for free, and there will also be no charge for parking and guarding aircraft (but you will have to pay for fuel, repairs and crew accommodation).
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  1. svp67
    svp67 25 December 2017 13: 24 New
    We do not plan any transfers of our military on a permanent basis to the territory of Egypt from Hammeim
    Which in translation, from "diplomatic" means, in our army, if necessary and separately for Egypt, there will be business travelers ....
  2. Herculesic
    Herculesic 25 December 2017 13: 27 New
    Comrade Lavrov had to add “as yet not planned,” as if by chance — let the “partners” have no goose bumps from this phrase — elephants run around on their backs!
  3. assa67
    assa67 25 December 2017 17: 37 New
    indeed, an interesting wording .... "on an ongoing basis" .. and so, to ensure flight safety, 10-15 years, it goes without saying
  4. Medalist
    Medalist 25 December 2017 23: 21 New
    no transfer of Russian military from Hmeimim to Egypt planned
    Of course, in Khmeimim there are no such special forces - other tasks are there.
    In Egypt, the Russian Federation needs:
    1. To form a bridgehead for a powerful blow to the invaders in Libya - it is necessary to completely clean up this once blooming country from different scum and restore order and friendly power there. As a result, the Russian Federation will be able to control the eastern Mediterranean and prevent US forces from accessing the Black Sea straits.
    2. To provide control over the north of the Red Sea and to prevent the transfer of US forces from the Indian Ocean, which will have the goal of participating in the battle for the Black Sea and Little Russia.