According to the Minister of Defense, the strength of the Russian military in Syria has been reduced and brought to the established state, which is enough to complete the tasks. The composition is typical, and the number is the same as at other Russian military bases located abroad. All equipment that is not part of the Russian bases in Hamim and Tartus has been returned to Russia. The same goes for weapons.
In addition, Shoigu added, Russian flights were reduced to a minimum aviation. Instead of hundreds of sorties per day, 3-4 per week are committed, mainly for aerial reconnaissance.
In addition to military personnel serving on Russian bases, military advisers remained in Syria, special operations forces, employees of the Warring Conciliation Center and military police who perform assigned tasks in de-escalation zones and other places on the territory of the SAR, the minister added.