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Russia: Tu-22M3 aircraft return home to Irkustk from Syria01:16

Russia: Tu-22M3 aircraft return home to Irkustk from Syria

Russian Federation, Irkutsk Region
December 13, 2017 at 15:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers returned to Belaya airfield, Irkutsk Region on Wednesday, after finishing their mission in Syria. The pilots were welcomed with cheers, flowers and a traditional greeting of bread and salt. Families of the pilots, their colleagues and representatives of veterans' organisations attended the ceremony. The pilots' return to their home base comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia province on Monday.

Russia: Tu-22M3 aircraft return home to Irkustk from Syria01:16
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Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers returned to Belaya airfield, Irkutsk Region on Wednesday, after finishing their mission in Syria. The pilots were welcomed with cheers, flowers and a traditional greeting of bread and salt. Families of the pilots, their colleagues and representatives of veterans' organisations attended the ceremony. The pilots' return to their home base comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of the withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a surprise visit to the Khmeimim Air Base in Latakia province on Monday.

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