Russia reinforces its military bases in Syria

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin ordered to strengthen the protection of Russia's bases in Hmeimim and Tartus, following the accidental downing of a Russian plane in Syria.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said Wednesday that President Vladimir Putin ordered to strengthen the protection of Russia's bases in Hmeimim and Tartus, following the accidental downing of a Russian plane in Syria. Kalashnikov company has proposed to equip the Russian military bases in Syria with automated security systems.

On Monday, Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian military plane after an Israeli attack on Syrian positions, killing 15 people on board. Russian state media said Syrian missiles shot the maritime patrol aircraft down in the midst of an attack by Israeli jets in the Latakia region of northwest Syria.

Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident a tragedy and said that Russia will concentrate on taking additional security measures to protect its servicemen and assets in Syria.

Source: VOV5

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