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Putin announces number of military servicemen involved in Syria op


More than 48,000 officers and soldiers have taken part in the operation in Syria over the past two years, said Russian President Vladimir Putin, APA reported citing Sputnik.

 

“More than 48,000 officers and soldiers have taken part in the operation in Syria over the past two years They are representatives of nearly all military professions — pilots and sailors, special forces and military police, sappers, scouts, communications officers, medical and logistics specialists, command officers and military advisers," Putin said at a meeting with the Russian servicemen who had returned from Syria.

 

"Russia's army and navy fully demonstrated their increased capabilities, successfully used state-of-the-art weapons and equipment. Aerospace Forces pilots carried out 34,000 sorties, 166 high precision missile strikes were made on facilities," the president added. 

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