Media reports on Russian ships call into Ceuta are controversial — embassyRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 26, 22:03
Russia’s telecom watchdog tries to block LinkedIn through courtSociety & Culture October 26, 21:29
DPR envoy reports no constructive discussion on "Steinmeier formula" in MinskWorld October 26, 21:14
Six NATO countries say ready to dispatch their forces to Black Sea areaWorld October 26, 20:43
Moscow refutes allegations about plans for Russian cruiser's call into Spanish portMilitary & Defense October 26, 20:38
US, Israel abstain from UN GA vote condemning Cuba embargoWorld October 26, 20:31
Western sanctions expected to relax gradually in 2017 — ex-finance ministerBusiness & Economy October 26, 20:25
Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates intend to see battle for world’s chess crown — FIDE chiefSport October 26, 20:24
Mi-8 helicopter lost in Russia's Yamal was running out of fuel — IACWorld October 26, 20:20
MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Russia has supplied to Damascus artillery systems, communication and reconnaissance equipment and other technologies, the commander of Russia’s group in Syria, Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov said on Wednesday.
"Good coordination between Russian warplanes in the air and government troops and patriotically-minded forces on the ground was the main contributing factor to the success of the military operation against terrorists. For enhancing their combat capabilities we’ve provided advanced weapons and military equipment, such as artillery systems, communication and intelligence equipment and so on to the Syrian army," Dvornikov said in an interview published on the website of the government-published daily Rossiiskaya Gazeta.
Russia launched an operation in Syria on September 30, 2015 at the request of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Russia’s aerospace force and naval ships were used in the operation against the militants.
Since March 15, 2016 the bulk of the Russian air group has been leaving Syria. The Defense Ministry said, though, that it would go ahead with strikes against Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra militants (both organizations are outlawed in Russia as terrorist). The truce effective in Syria since February 27 does not apply to them.
Earlier, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said there were no legal restrictions on military-technical cooperation between Moscow and Damascus. The Russian Foreign Ministry said that Russia had received Syria’s guarantees the weapons provided would be used solely for struggle against terrorism.