Russia’s lower house of parliament ratified on Friday an agreement with Syria that authorizes the deployment of a Russian air group at the Hmeimim airbase for an indefinite period of time.

The Hmeymim airbase agreement was signed in Damascus on August 26, 2015, and was submitted to the State Duma for ratification in the beginning of August, 2016. The document was approved by 446 State Duma lawmakers.

A Russian airforce group has been deployed to the Syrian Arab Republic following a request from Damascus. The airforce group is located on the Hmeymim airfield in Latakia. Moscow will use the base ‘free-of-charge’ and will carry out supplies of necessary equipment and ammunition to the base without customs or any other duties, the memorandum says.

Russia began its air campaign against the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria on September 30, 2015, at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Source: Sputnik.

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Amina Mire
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Amina Mire

With this agreement now being ratified, and S-400 and S-300 now firmly in place, there will be little chance of regime change in Syria and there will be no fly zone nor would the U.S. be able to do its usual cowardly actions of sending cruise missiles against weakly defended states. The U.S. imperial expansion has been halted in Syria. This is very good news. Syria has a future! I cannot say same for Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Somalia.

Vanna
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Vanna

Good for Russia.

Koh ST
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Koh ST

Good,now ask Assad to impose no flight zone…so no more “accidentally ” bomb excuse.

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As long as the US only bomb Daesh, it’s OK for everybody… The problem is more to calm down US ‘hawks’ like Kerry or McCain but it’s clear that either the Pentagon, the House of Representatives and the public opinion are not warm at all to engage in a totally illegal war.

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Wow

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@aj_observations Assad govt is minortiy ruled govt /any agreement between this dying Assad govt & Russia is null and void