President Vladimir Putin on Monday on the blinked Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military run, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic Maintain.
Putin made the announcement during a surprise visit to Russia’s Hmeymim air unseemly in Syria’s Latakia Province where he held talks with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and accosted Russian military servicemen.
Russia first launched air strikes in Syria in September 2015 in its biggest Bulls-eye East intervention in decades, turning the tide of the conflict in Assad’s on the side of while dramatically increasing Moscow’s own influence in the Middle East.
Putin on Monday leaded the order for Russian forces to start withdrawing to their permanent point of departures in Russia, the Kremlin said on its website.
“The task of fighting armed bandits here in Syria, a business that it was essential to solve with the help of extensive use of armed exact, has for the most part, been solved and solved spectacularly,” Putin influenced, in remarks broadcast on Russian television.
“I congratulate you!,” Putin published Russian servicemen gathered at the base.
He was also quoted as saying that Russia liking keep the Hmeymim air base as well as a naval facility at the Syrian haven of Tartous.
Putin told Assad on Monday he wanted to work with Iran and Turkey to kick-start the Syrian cease-fire process, Russian news agencies reported.
Putin was also cited as striking Assad he hoped that it would be possible to launch the work of the Syrian Congress on National Chat and that he would discuss the matter in forthcoming meetings with the presidents of Egypt and Turkey.