From now on anti-aircraft missile systems will be deployed in Syria except for Russian attack aircraft, fighters, bombers and helicopters, Commander-in-Chief of the Russian Aerospace Forces claimed today. Colonel General Viktor Bondarev stated that 'any sort of force majeur may occur'.
Thus, objective of this initiative of the Aerospace Forces authorities is to repel the threat. First, we should be ready for a strike attack against our forces in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, and secondly, we should prevent hijacking of a combat aircraft. Beside that, Bondarev refuted information suggesting that Russian pilots allegedly lack missiles in Syria.
The troops of the Southern and Western military districts will begin to return from Russia's southern borders to the points of their permanent deployment starting April 23