Putin spoke about the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria
According to the head of state, over the past few days, 14 helicopters, 13 aircraft and more than 1100 military personnel left the territory of the Arab state.
He noted that all these people have experience and have been tested in combat.
Now this experience will have to be fully utilized by current graduates “for combat training of personnel here in Russia for working out the most difficult non-standard tasks,” Putin said.
According to him, in recent years, much has been done to develop the armed forces. Its qualitatively increased potential units of the Russian army clearly demonstrated in the fight against terrorism in Syria, the president added.
800 graduates from educational institutions of the Ministry of Defense, the Federal Security Service, the Federal Security Service, the Federal Guard Service, the Emergencies Ministry, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Federal Penitentiary Service of Russia were invited to the Kremlin.
Recall the armed conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic began in March 2011. Russia launched an operation against the terrorist group IG (banned in the Russian Federation) in September 2015, at the request of the official Damascus.
Earlier on Thursday "Military Review" reported about the return of the attack helicopter Ka-52 "Alligator" from Syria, which was delivered to Russia by IL-76 transport aircraft.
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