Vladimir Putin: Russian military in Syria to protect, including your home

while visiting the command post of the group of the Armed forces of Russia in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in Syria the Russian military not only provide assistance to the brotherly Syrian people, but to protect the terrorists from their Homeland.

Addressing to staff, the head of state stressed: “Here in Syria, you are protecting your own home, not allowing infiltration of militants into Russia and neighbouring States”.

Also, Vladimir Putin thanked the commanders and personnel of the Russian forces in Syria for the faithful performance of duty, reports TASS. “Russia, your loved ones are proud of you,’ he said. The President noted that the personnel of the Russian Navy off the coast of Syria continues to defend national interests in the Mediterranean. Words of special gratitude to the Supreme commander of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation addressed the Russian military medics.

As reported, Vladimir Putin visited Damascus on Tuesday, January 7. In the command post of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev met the President of the Republic Bashar al-Assad. The heads of state heard reports on the situation in various regions of Syria, and later held bilateral talks.