Russia has reached an agreement with Damascus to expand the former’s naval base in Syria’s Tartus.
According to the agreement, Russia will use the joint facilities free of charge.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to the State Duma (lower house of parliament) an agreement with Syria on expanding the Russian Navy’s base in Syria’s Tartus.
"The duration of the agreement is 49 years, it can be automatically prolonged for a period of 25 years in case none of the parties send a written notification to the other at least one year before a period expires concerning its intention to terminate the agreement," TASS said quoting from the document submitted to the DUMA.
"The naval base has full immunity from Syria’s civil and administrative jurisdiction. Its movable and immovable property is immune from search, seizure and other proceedings," the document adds.
Besides, the agreement stipulates that Russia can use its troops to guard and maintain the facility. "Russia has the right to send the necessary number of troops to maintain the naval facility," the document says.
Putin visited the Hmeymim air base in Syria Monday and ordered the Russian Defense Ministry to begin the withdrawal of a significant part of the Russian troops and equipment from Syria.
Russias military fired cruise missiles from its submarine in the Mediterranean Sea at militant positions in northwestern Syria Friday. The Kalibr missiles fired from the Veliky Novgorod submarine destroyed command centers and a training base of the militants in Syrias Idlib province, which is dominated by the al-Qaida-linked Levant Liberation Committee, Interfax reports
A Russian Armed Forces demining unit has been dispatched along with Uran-6 mine-clearing robotic systems to Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry reported Monday. "More than 40 specialists of the advanced detachment of the International Mine Action Center of the Russian Armed Forces, 7 special equipment units and a group of dog handlers with mine detection dogs have been redeployed to Syrias Hmeymim airfield by military-transport planes,"
Russia has created an anti-sabotage boundary along the coastline of the Naval maintenance and support facility in the Syrian city of Tartus. An anti-sabotage boundary has been created along the coastline of the Russian Navy maintenance and support facility in the Syrian city of Tartus, a military and diplomatic official was quoted as saying by
Russia has got free use of Syrias Hmeymim Airfield for 49 years, extendable by another 25, to base its air group, TASS reported today. Russias upper house of parliament ratified a protocol to the Russian-Syrian agreement on the deployment of the Russian Aerospace Forces air group to Syria at its session on Wednesday
Russia is suspending a 2015 agreement aimed at avoiding mid-air collisions in the Syrian airspace after US launched missile strikes against the Syrian Shayrat army airbase since yesterday. “The Russian side is halting the effect of the memorandum for prevention of incidents and ensuring safety of air flights during operations in Syria which was agreed with the US,” said a Friday statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Reuters reported
Russian Navy has launched several Kalibr cruise missiles towards the Islamic States (ISIL) positions in eastern Syria on Sunday. A submarine off the coast of Syria launched a number of cruise missiles at the Islamic States positions in eastern Syria,
Russia is extending its military presence in Syria by upgrading the bases in Tartus and Khmeimim into permanent military centers, Moscows defense ministry said Tuesday. Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu was quoted as saying by local media on Tuesday that the ministry has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria
Russia is developing new-generation drones and robotics control systems for its special services, TASS reports quoting a local newspaper. "Efforts continue to put into operation the latest armament systems and technical means developed by departmental specialists and unrivalled in the world
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