Contents tagged with Russian military bases in Syria

  • Russia will jam cell communications at military bases in Syria

    Russian electronic warfare troops will begin to jam cellular communication on Russian bases in Syria. The order to suppress 2G and 3G cellular communication signals on bases in Khmeimim and Tartus was signed by the chief of the 8th Department of the General Staff, General Yuri Kuznetsov.

    Details were reported on February 20 by RBC news agency, citing a source in the Ministry of Defense. According to the news agency, these measures were taken after the attacks of unmanned aerial vehicles on …

  • Russia to reinforce security of military bases in Syria

    Russia plans to intensify the security of the Khmeimim and Tartus bases in Syria, Deputy Defense Minister Yuriy Borisov announced on Saturday.

    “Today we have prospective designs which may work effectively against drones. It is necessary to take into account the fact that it is not only developed countries, but terrorists too, who are making use of modern technologies,” he remarked.

    In January, militants attacked the Russian Khmeimim airbase in Syria using drones. The Russian military …

  • US reconnaissance aircraft flies near Russian bases in Syria

    A U.S. Air Force Boeing RC-135V strategic reconnaissance aircraft flew along the coast of Lebanon and Syria, where the Russian Khmeimim Airbase and the Russian Navy technical material base in the port of Tartus are located. This was posted by MilRadar, which tracks the movement of military aircraft, on its Twitter account.

    The American aircraft, with the onboard number 64-14845 and call sign SIMMS76, flew over international waters along the Syrian and Lebanese coasts.

    In addition, it was …

  • Signs of editing found in Russian Defense Ministry's video of Khmeimim attackers being taken out

    The Telegram channel Directorate 4 claims that the Russian Defense Ministry’s video showing the destruction of the militants attacking the Russian Khmeimim airbase was edited for unknown reasons.On January 12, the military department released a video showing a group being taken out as it left one vehicle to move to another.

    The Telegram channel suggests that two separate videos have been joined at the sixth second of the video. The people approaching the vehicle “suddenly disappear”, and the …

  • Putin claims to know who attacked Russian military base in Syria

    Russia knows who is behind the provocation directed at her military facilities in Syria, Vladimir Putin said in a meeting with the chief editors of the newspapers and information agencies.

    He explained that directly before the start of the meeting, he discussed the situation in Syria on the phone with his Turkish colleague Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and expressed confidence that Ankara has nothing to do with the attempted attack on the Russian military facilities.

    “This doesn’t mean that someone …

  • Kremlin accuses the US of involvement in the attack on Khmeimim military base in Syria

    The attack on the Khmeimim air base in Syria was a result of the failure of the Syrian military and the increased activity of the American special services that are “working with the militants”, as stated by the first deputy chairman of the Defense and Security Committee of the Federation Council, Franz Klintsevich, during a broadcast of NSN news.

    "This only happened because our troops were withdrawn, and there were just enough of them left to keep the military base functioning. What was …

  • Putin ratifies agreement with Syria on the use of Tartus naval base

    On December 29, Russian President Vladimir Putin ratified an agreement to expand the Russian Naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus, as reported on Russia’s government website.

    The agreement is valid for 49 years and will be automatically extended for successive 25-year periods unless one of the parties informs the other party about its intention to terminate it no less than one year before the expiration of a period.

    The base in Tartus is being transferred to Russia at no cost. The Russians …

  • Russia to spend $55 million annually to operate its Tartus naval base in Syria

    The expansion of the Navy base in Syrian city of Tartus will require 3.2 billion rubles or $55 million annually, said the chairman of the Main Directorate for International Military Cooperation of the Defense Ministry Alexander Zinchenko, RIA Novosti reports. He outlined the required expenses at a meeting of the Federation Council Committee on International Affairs, where the question of ratifying the agreement with Damascus to expand this base was being considered.

    As a result of the …

  • Russian Parliament approves agreement with Syria on expansion of Tartus military base

    On December 21, the lower chamber of the Russian parliament, the State Duma ratified the Russian-Syrian agreement on expanding the territory of the base of Russian forces in Tartus. The document was presented to the deputies by the Deputy Minister of Defense of Russia, Nikolai Pankov.

    Pankov explained that the agreement would allow for the expansion of the territory of the logistics center to 24 hectares.

    Russian President Vladimir Putin introduced a corresponding bill to the Russian …

  • Kremlin: Russian military bases in Syria will continue to operate

    The head of the State Duma Defense Committee, Vladimir Shamanov said that Russian military bases in Syria will continue to function after the end of the military operation and that they will prepare to stay for the long term, Interfax reports.

    "Both bases in Syria, Khmeimim, and Tartus will not only continue to function but will constantly improve their quality and capabilities, having ahead of us the long-term perspective of our presence in this far-from-tranquil region," Shamanov said. …