Tuesday, March 7, 2017

What Has Been The Cost Of Russia's Syria Military Campaign

Technicians at Syria's Hmeimim airport where Russian aircraft are deployed. © Dmitriy Vinogradov / RIA Novosti

John C.K. Daly, UPI/The Arab Weekly: The real cost of Russia's Syrian campaign

March 6 (UPI) -- Russian military intervention in the Syrian conflict began in September 2015. Six months later, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that the military operations there cost the country's Defense Ministry $483 million.

For Western observers, the most striking element of Russia's Syrian intervention was the deployment of a significant portion of Russia's naval assets there, its largest surface deploy­ment since the Cold War. At a ceremony in the Northern Fleet's Severomorsk base honoring the return of the Russian sailors, Putin stated it was his idea to send Russian naval units to Syria.

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WNU Editor: In comparison to how much the U.S. has paid (and is paying) .... the cost for Russia has been incredibly "dirt cheap".


Alix Lion said...

Well without money there's no madness

Bob Huntley said...

And the payback will be a port a lot of useful live fire experience and a move up on the US.