State Duma ratifies deal on Russian air task force’s indefinite deployment
October 07, 17:09 UTC+3
MOSCOW, October 7. /TASS/. The State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s
parliament, has ratified a Russian-Syrian agreement on the indefinite
deployment of Russia’s air task force in Syria.
The document was signed on August 26, 2015 in Damascus and was submitted by
the Russian president almost a year after – on August 9, 2016 – to the State
Duma for consideration.
The agreement stipulates that the Russian aviation group is deployed in
Syria at the request of the Syrian side at Hmeymim aerodrome in the province
of Latakia free of charge.