“Shoigu announced the imminent completion of the operation in Syria

While there remain issues requiring urgent solutions, said the Minister

Sergey Shagufta TASS Sergei Bobylev

– The operation in Syria is coming to a close, there are several issues that require urgent solutions, said the Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Monday during the meeting with the defense Minister of Israel Avigdor Lieberman.

“We would like to discuss everything to do with Syria. Operation there is nearing completion. There are a few points which require immediate decisions and require a discussion of prospects for further development of the situation in Syria,” – said Shoigu.

He noted that issues have a lot today will be discussed.

“In addition to the issues of our military and military-technical cooperation, of course, the main issue is associated with the fight against terrorism and the situation in the region”, – said Shoigu.

About the imminent end of the war in Syria, Sergei Shoigu reported to the state Duma in February of this year. He said that the Russian military has dealt a serious blow to the forces of international terrorists in Syria and prevented the disintegration of the country.

“Prevented the collapse of the Syrian state, almost stopped the civil war and attempt to change legitimate authority, managed from abroad”, – said then defense Minister.

By the decision of Russian President Vladimir Putin on 15 March from Syria was initiated withdrawal of the Russian aviation group, as put before the Ministry of defense the task is completed. The President stated that the points of basing of the Russian Armed forces in Tartus and Mamimi will operate in the same mode and should be protected from land, sea and air.

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