Shoigu reported to Putin about the withdrawal from Syria of Russian troops

The defense Ministry

Moscow, December 22 – AIF-Moscow.

The Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergey Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin about the execution of the order for the withdrawal from Syria of Russian troops, reports TASS.

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“He returned to Russia, the aviation unit, the experts of the International mine action centre, the military doctors consolidated medical detachment, battalion of the military police and the personnel of the special operations Forces,” – said the Minister at a meeting of the President with the leadership of the Ministry of defense, commanders of military districts and the Northern fleet.

In areas of permanent deployment, according to Shoigu, returned 36 aircraft, six Tu-22 bombers, four helicopter, and 157 units of special machinery.

Combat experience in Syria has received over 48 thousand Russian troops, more than 14 thousand of them were awarded state awards, said the head of the defense Ministry. 80% of crews tactical and 95% of the crews of army aviation have 100 to 120 sorties, he added.

Currently in Syria remain three battalions of the Russian military police, center for conciliation and Mamimi and base in Tartus, said Sergei Shoigu.

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