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Syria: Russian DefMin Shoigu inspects Hmeymim Air Base near Latakia01:22

Syria: Russian DefMin Shoigu inspects Hmeymim Air Base near Latakia

Syrian Arab Republic, Hmeymim Air Base
June 19, 2016 at 16:53 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived at the Hmeymim Air Base in Latakia Governorate, Saturday, to inspect Russian operations at the base. Shoigu's visit to Syria was carried out on the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the inspection, the defence minister was informed of the combat tasks of the Russian Air Force by the commander of the Russian troops in Syria Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov. The results of the work of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation, for the opposing sides in the Syria conflict, were among other topics discussed by the minister.

On Saturday, Sergei Shoigu also met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at an undisclosed location in Syria, to discuss the countries' military cooperation, as well as the fight against terrorism.

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Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived at the Hmeymim Air Base in Latakia Governorate, Saturday, to inspect Russian operations at the base. Shoigu's visit to Syria was carried out on the instructions of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

During the inspection, the defence minister was informed of the combat tasks of the Russian Air Force by the commander of the Russian troops in Syria Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov. The results of the work of the Russian Centre for Reconciliation, for the opposing sides in the Syria conflict, were among other topics discussed by the minister.

On Saturday, Sergei Shoigu also met with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad at an undisclosed location in Syria, to discuss the countries' military cooperation, as well as the fight against terrorism.

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