Temporary deployment of Russian military in Tartus and Mamimi necessary to respond to possible provocations from militants, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov on Tuesday, December 12. His words to the correspondent “”.
“The President stressed that Syria terrorists may try to raise his head, but in these cases it will be applied crushing blows to the extent and of such force that they had never seen,” reminded Sands.
However, the operation to liberate the territory of the state of the middle East from the terrorists is completed, so to use there large-scale military potential of Russia is not necessary, said the representative of the Kremlin. “No object to use of such capacity. Therefore, the commander in chief and took the decision on the withdrawal [of troops],” he explained.
Commenting on the possibility of a counter-offensive radicals similar to Palmyra, the press Secretary of the President pointed to the significant differences in the current situation.
On the eve of President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a visit to the base in Hamima ordered to withdraw its troops from Syria.
December 6, Moscow announced a complete liberation of Syria from the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). Videoconferencing was introduced on the territory of the Republic in September 2015 at the request of Damascus. In March of the following year, Putin took the decision on the withdrawal of the greater part of the group in connection with the successful performance of tasks.