The President Of Russia Vladimir Putin
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin on may 10 at a meeting with military leaders and the leadership of the defense industry discussed the results of the application of Air and space forces (VKS) and the Navy (Navy) of Russia during the Syria operation.
“Efficiency and high quality of Russian weapons is clearly demonstrated in Syria. Videoconferencing and Navy is the best way we were shown”, — Putin said. At the same time, according to him, the operation has identified problems that need to be addressed.
“The operation in Syria has identified certain problems and shortcomings. Each of them should be carried out the most thorough investigation I mean a professional investigation, the most thorough analysis”, — Putin said (quoted by TASS). According to him, the investigation will Refine the future direction of development and improvement of military equipment”.
The Russian President also urged to improve the serviceability of the weapons systems Russia to 92%, and expressed the hope that by the end of 2016, the level of rearmament of the army and Navy must be 50%. “I note that in recent years the Armed forces has seen remarkable changes for the better: increased quality and intensity of combat training, improved logistical support, and the level of modern weapons and equipment made up 47.2 per cent. If I’m not mistaken, somewhere about three years ago was about 30% Hope that by the end of this year will get about 50%”, — said Putin.
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At the meeting, Putin also announced that since the beginning of the Syrian operations aviation, ATT made more than 10 thousand sorties, hitting more than 30 thousand goals, including about 200 facilities for the extraction and processing of crude oil and crude oil.
Russia launched a military operation in Syria in September 2015. The reason for the operation was the appropriate treatment of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In March of this year Vladimir Putin ordered the withdrawal of the Russian main forces, saying that the defense Ministry set before the task is completed.
In Syria are the Russian base Hamim (Latakia) and the point financially-technical maintenance of ships in Tartus. Air group VC Russia before the start of the withdrawal of the main forces consisted of more than 50 aircraft and helicopters.
In announcing the withdrawal, Putin stressed that the points of basing of the Russian armed forces in the port of Tartous on the base Hamim will continue to operate as usual.