Russia forming permanent force grouping in Syria

Russia has started forming a permanent grouping of forces at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Russia's Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said today at a conference call. "Last week, the …

Russian air bases to remain in Syria

The Russian military bases in Khmeimim and Tartus will remain in Syria after the end of the counter-terrorist operation,  the chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Bondarev, said, noting that their …

Russia plans permanent naval base in Tartus

Russia plans to deploy a naval base in Syria’s Tartus on the permanent basis, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov said at a meeting of the Federation Council’s international affairs committee. …