Duma behind military presence in Syria

World October 7, 2016 16:54

moscow - The Russian parliament on Friday ratified a treaty providing for the deployment indefinitely Russian warplanes, helicopters and soldiers on a foothold in Syria. The agreement brings peace to Syria closer, Sergei Sjelesnjak said the Kremlin United Russia party at the news agency Tass. All 446 present deputies in the State Duma voted in favor.

The treaty agreed by Moscow and Damascus in 2015 Russia a free hand in the transport of ammunition and weapons. Even Russian soldiers are immune from prosecution. Russia has been conducting for over a year as a partner of the regime in Damascus airstrikes in Syria. In addition to the airbase Hmeymim in the coastal province of Latakia in Syria, Russia has a naval base in Tartus.

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