moscow - Russia has started Tuesday with the establishment of a permanent presence at the military bases in Syrian Tartus and Hmeimim, according to RIA news agency.
'Last week, the commander-in-chief approved the structure and bases in Tartus and in Khmeimim. We have started to form a permanent presence there, 'said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shojgoe.
President Vladimir Putin announced at the beginning of the month that Russia will withdraw its troops from Syria. But on an unexpected visit to Latakia, the most important port city of Syria, the Russian president also said that 'if terrorists raise their heads' Russia will hit them hard in Syria, despite the decision to 'withdraw a significant part of the Russian contingent'. '