Saturday, June 18, 2016

Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu Meets President Bashar Assad In Syria

RT: Russian defense minister meets Assad, inspects Khmeimim airbase in Syria

Russia’s Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has visited Syria where he met with President Bashar Assad and inspected the Khmeimim air base, the Russian military said on Saturday. Shoigu and Assad discussed military cooperation and fight against terrorism.

Shoigu has met with the Syrian leader upon the request of Russian President Vladimir Putin, Defense Ministry’s spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said in a statement.

“Topical issues concerning military cooperation between the two countries’ defense ministries, as well as certain aspects of cooperation in the fight against terror groups that are active on Syrian territory, were discussed at the meeting,” Konashenkov said.

The minister inspected Russian Khmeimim air base in Latakia Province and also inspected the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system deployed there.

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WNU Editor: This visit sends a message to just about everyone .... and the message is that Russia is not going to abandon Syria. The above video is short .... but a must see for those who are Russian military watchers.

Hat Tip to RRH for this story.

More News On Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu Meeting President Bashar Assad In Syria

Russian Defense Minister holds talks with Syrian President Assad -- TASS
Russian MoD, Syrian President Discuss Plans In Fight Against Terrorism -- Sputnik
Russian Defense Minister, Syrian President Discuss Anti-Terror Cooperation -- Sputnik
Putin Sends Defense Minister to Damascus to Confer With Assad -- VOA
Syria's Assad discusses military cooperation with Russian defence minister - Syrian state TV -- Reuters
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and President Bashar al-Assad coordinate on ‘anti-terrorist fight’ -- Press Trust India

1 comment:

Jay Farquharson said...

MoA outlines the message here: