MOSCOW, April 20. /TASS/. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has declined to comment on media reports saying that the Syrian air force moved its warplanes closer to the Russian-controlled Hmeimim airbase.
"The Kremlin does not have any comments on this issue, we do not deal with the movement of warplanes, you better forward this question to the Defense Ministry," Peskov told reporters.
According to media reports, the Syrian air force has moved its warplanes closer to the Russian-controlled Hmeimim airbase which allegedly proves the fact that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad seeks Moscow’s protection.