Experts explained Putin’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria

The cockpit is a multipurpose heavy fighter aircraft su-30 at the airport of air base in Syria Hamim

The main goal of Putin, whom he persecuted before the start of the military operation in Syria, was a fashion — to force the West to speak with him on equal terms, says the Deputy Director of the Institute for political and military analysis Anatoly Khramchikhin.

“This goal was met. We could observe that the resolution of the Syrian problem were engaged in two countries — Russia and the U.S.,” said RBC Khramchikhin. Russia acted as a peacekeeping leader in Syria, said Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov. “We turned the public opinion in the U.S. and in Europe, they understand that Russia is actually engaged in necessary business. More and more countries saw the need to conduct not only air, but a ground operation against the terrorists. We decided”.

The military objectives of Russia in Syria is made, remains diplomatic, I agree, the first Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Frants Klintsevich. “Today peace in Syria. Russia once again demonstrates, what is at those positions,” he said.

Russia set themselves the political task is to create conditions for political dialogue in Syria for Syrians to control their territory, said Senator Ozerov.

In a middle Eastern context, many feared ground operation, said the first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on defense Sergei Zhigarev. But now managed to reach a situation where the fighting of the opposition against the Syrian government were terminated, which means that the task is completed, says Deputy Director of the Institute of USA and Canada studies Pavel Zolotarev. “With the help of Russia and the U.S. managed to create the preconditions, in the future collective action of the healthy forces in Syria were to defeat ISIL,” he said.

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“If you compare the American operation in Afghanistan, their actions in Iraq when they didn’t know how to go there with a good face, our solution to this situation was found more successful. This is largely due to the fact that Russia is the legitimate one were there — at the request of the government of Syria”, — says the expert.

No technical difficulties to bring troops there, as everything was delivered by air and naval transport, the Deputy considers jigarev. In addition, the parliamentarian noted, the Russian military base, judging by the news, still not lifted and it remains required the membership. The Russian operation was the air, to withdraw the aircraft from the territory does not take much time, I agree Zolotarev. “What the President announced about completion of the operation now, doesn’t mean it was a surprise for the armed forces. They probably already implemented the necessary measures in advance”, — said the expert. According to estimates Ozerov, the withdrawal of the main forces will take a few days, a week at most.

Contingent, necessary to maintain military bases in Syria, will remain. “We have to assess different options in case we need to return to Syria,” added the Senator.

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