At Syrian airbase near the city of Latakia are about 200 rossiskih Marines, informs Reuters referring to 2 unnamed American bureaucrats.
according to sources, the number of Russian troops in the Syrian Arab Republic has increased within a few days. One of the sources suggested that the vast number of Russian military preparations airbase for use in the future, RIA " Novosti ".
before the Commissioner of the state Department John Kirby said that North America strange desires of Russia in the Syrian Arab Republic, for example, alleged "military activity" of the Russian Federation in this country. Kirby also insisted that the US claims about the fact that due to Russia's support of the regime of President Bashar al-Assad in the Syrian Arab Republic is the strengthening of the positions of the grouping " Islamic state ". First Chapter the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov called this argument "inverted logic" and "colossal failure" of the US. The official representative of Department Maria Zakharova thinks this message is absurd. First of Zakharov also said that in the Syrian Arab Republic are Russian military Experts that help the Syrians to master the incoming military equipment of the Russian Federation. In the capital of Russia stressed that the Russian Federation has long provided Syria with weapons and military equipment in Accordance with existing contracts and international law. The Russian side also noted that the transmitted Moscow Syrian army weapons designed to counter the terrorist threat. Print edition first GLANCE suggested that last message about sending the Russian military cargo aircraft exactly, and not only the ships, and about Russian Marines in Latakia allow to summarize about the fact that the Russian Federation and in truth prepares the possibility of a massive and immediate deployment of troops to Syria. On the last working day of the week authorized the head of EU diplomacy Catherine Rey did not want to clarify the statement about "growing Russian military presence" in the Syrian Arab Republic. As said on the last working day of the week the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. V. Lavrov, Russia will continue to supply military equipment to Syria in order to supply the needs of the defenses of this state. The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova also commented on the words of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko about "green men" in the Syrian Arab Republic. In her expressions, Moscow has never concealed the location of their military experts in the Syrian Arab Republic, and military-technical cooperation, which Russia leads with legitimate Syrian government, came to the Ukrainian President " under the hot hand ". Yesterday Lavrov said that the planes that Russia is sending to Syria, is the military products, the shipments of which were first contracted, as well as humanitarian assistance. Lavrov also said that the Russian Soldiers in the Syrian Arab Republic is, their presence is associated with supplying weapons to the Syrian army.