Vladimir Putin ratifies deal for Russia to use Syria base indefinitely

Russia's air force has launched air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from the Hmeimim base.

By: Reuters | Moscow | Published:October 14, 2016 4:41 pm
Putin Syria, Russia Syria, Vladimir Putin, Syria Russia bombing, Bashar al assad, Syria Russia defence, news, latest news, world news, Syria Russia airbase, international news, Syria news, Russia news The Kremlin said costs associated with the agreement ratified by Russian president Putin will fall within normal defence spending in each year’s federal budget. (source: AP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ratified an agreement with the Syrian government that allows Russia to use the Hmeimim air base in Syria indefinitely, the Kremlin said on Friday.

Russia’s air force has launched air strikes in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from the Hmeimim base.

Russia also this week announced plans to build a permanent naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus.

The Kremlin said costs associated with the agreement ratified by Putin will fall within normal defence spending in each year’s federal budget.

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