Russia launched an air operation against militants in the Russian Federation banned terrorist organization “Islamic State” in Syria. Day September 30 Air Space Forces of the Russian Federation, a part of which has recently include Air Force inflicted pinpoint strikes on ground targets of terrorists. The order was given by the commander in chief and President Vladimir Putin immediately after the Federation Council allowed the head of state to use troops on Syrian territory.
“Planes Russian VKS strikes at military equipment, communication centers, vehicles, depots of arms, ammunition, fuel and lubricants, belonging to terrorists IG” – this, as reported by the Defense Ministry of the country “Interfax” Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu briefed colleagues from the Collective Security Treaty Organization, which, in addition to Russia, includes Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, where recently sharply active IG supporters.
After a while, after the first air strikes Putin at a meeting with members of the government residence in Novo-Ogaryovo he said that Russia will participate in Syria only air operations . “Firstly, we will support the Syrian army exclusively in its legitimate struggle
namely with terrorist groups. Secondly, support will be
carried out from the air without participation in ground operations. Such support will be limited in time by the duration of the Syrian army offensive operations “, – said Russian President.
– Russia accused in the bombing of civilians areas in Syria, the Foreign Ministry said it” information war “
- The US and Russia can not divide the sky Syria for air operations against “Islamic state”
- Putin assured the government that Russia will not sink into the conflict in Syria, “head”
- Putin has enlisted the support of the President of Iran on the issue of using Russian troops in Syria
- The Russians against bringing Russian troops in Syria
- West examines Putin said and unsaid in the UN
Despite the statement by Putin, the Russian political elite have begun to make suggestions about what should be sent to Syria, and ground troops. “It’s a shame that it is only the Air Force, that there used infantry” – complained the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov. He said that the war against “these devils” are ready to send thousands of volunteers. “We are the very first stand. We are working on it more than a year, we combat readiness number one” – said Kadyrov.
Meanwhile, in addition to the purely air operation in Syria, Putin also said that the fight against terrorism must be conducted in strict accordance with international law, that is, according to the UN resolution or at the request of the official government. “Neither one nor the other of our partners under the action in Syria is not” – said the president. In his speech at the UN General Assembly, without naming specific countries, it is said , that the State is engaged in “exporting democratic revolutions” that instead of democracy bear violence.
In the official online the Defense Ministry Wednesday night there have been reports on the results of the first air strikes in Syria. “Today, the Russian Aviation Group, headquartered in the Syrian airfield” Hmeymim “struck the first surgical strikes on objects of the international terrorist organization LIH. Aircraft strike aircraft equipped with modern complexes defeat, attacked eight objects. It caches of weapons and ammunition, fuels and lubricants , military equipment, command posts, communication centers, vehicles militants LIH. All targets hit. Such objects as a command post and headquarters of militant control terrorist groups located in a mountainous area, completely destroyed “, – stated in the department.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov added that “all strikes after aerial reconnaissance and clarify the data obtained from the headquarters of the Syrian army.” “According to civilian infrastructure and the vicinity of Russian aircraft weapons have not been used,” – he stressed. Konashenkov also said that all Russian planes had carried out 20 sorties.
Meanwhile Russian journalists found out that one of the main objectives of the bombing of the Russian Federation is to prevent the possibility of pumping oil and terrorists continued smuggling. According to “Novaya Gazeta” , the military has consulted with the oil.
Representatives of the Ministry of Defense primarily interested in the question what the point of pumping stations, providing pumping oil through the pipeline must be put out of action to prevent the possibility of pumping oil and, therefore, illegal trade in raw materials. Oilers exhaustively answered the questions, including the granting and the exact coordinates of these objects of oil infrastructure controlled by the IG.
On the Internet, Reuters has published a Video Russian fighters bombing the Syrian city of Homs. The footage seen destroyed buildings, black smoke and warplanes in the sky. Later, the Ministry of Defence Post your video captured with Russian
About an hour before the first air strikes as US official told Reuters on condition of anonymity, the Russian side has warned the partners in the United States. Around the same time, the US media began to report that Russian aircraft bombed several Syrian cities, where entrenched militants IG. According to CNN , air strikes were inflicted on the city of Homs. According to AFP, Russia hit three Syrian provinces, and not only in Homs.
At the same time a high-ranking source in the government of Israel also said that Moscow notified the Jerusalem advance of its intention to strike from the air infrastructure of the terrorist group “Islamic State” in Syria, writes NEWSru Israel .
According to RBC , Russia uses Syrian Su-25, Su-30, Su-24 bombers and Su-34 combat helicopters Mi-24, transport Tu-154, Tu-155, Il -76 and AN-124. Most of the listed equipment, according to media reports, is located at the base in Latakia. On the eve of Western journalists notice six Russian Sukhoi Su-34, which presumably arrived at the air base at the Syrian city of Latakia. Before that, there were transferred 28 combat aircraft from Russia. Earlier, Russian officials openly said that Syria does have weapons from Russia. In addition, the government said that in the Syrian territory of the Russian Federation there are instructors who teach the Syrians to handle military equipment.
In addition to Russian VKS against “Islamic state” is fighting the international coalition, including NATO. At the same time on Wednesday at the online Syrian Centre for human rights, it was reported that as a result of the bombing of the Air Force of government in the north of Homs, killing at least 27 civilians. Among the victims – five women and six children. Several people were seriously injured.
Russia and the West support the different political forces in Syria. Moscow stands for the preservation of power of President Bashar al-Assad, and later, if it wants the Syrian people, he should give up his place. In the West believe that Assad has brought the country to civil war and must immediately leave his post, and in its place must come a new leader by the Syrian general elections.
The presence of military aircraft in the air several associations – Russia and NATO – raises some interference in their work. In this connection, Moscow demanded that Washington immediately remove the aircraft at the time of the US operations of Russian aviation. However, Washington offered to discuss this issue at the negotiating table. The US authorities also argue that Russia does airstrikes and unoccupied areas of militants. There is even a statement to the NATO-led, under which Russia over Syria begins to create a “bubble” air defense, according to InoPressa .
It is worth noting that last week, sources Reuters on the London-based Syrian Centre for human rights reported that Syrian government forces of President Bashar al-Assad used recently delivered to military aircraft of Russian production for strikes for the location ” Islamic state. ” The Kremlin did not answer, Russian planes bombed positions of the IG in Syria or not.
Source: Russian objective of the operation in Syria – to destroy the military infrastructure of the IG
Interlocutor RBC says that the main task of the combat operations of the Russian Federation in Syria is the application of military infrastructure IG irreparable damage: it is necessary to bleed the army of terrorists. For this major strikes are not printed on the manpower of the enemy, and in warehouses of weapons, ammunition, fuel and lubricants. The problem will be solved when the military power of “Islamic state” will be greatly undermined.
source close to the Kremlin, told RBC that the decision on the military support of the Assad government was made by the Russian leadership, when it became apparent inability of the coalition headed by the United States to stop the expansion of the “Islamic state.” Source echoed press secretary of the president of the Russian Federation that the only Russian air strikes in the SAR are legitimate, since Moscow has received permission from the official Damascus bombing. A coalition members act without a UN mandate and Middle Eastern governments.
The source stressed that Russia’s assistance to be effective, since the Russian Air Force will operate in close coordination with the regular army in Syria. In addition, the Iranian leadership has gone to coordination with Moscow on this issue.
The goal of Putin may be the release of Palmyra
In addition, the Western media continue to speculate about what the big goal Putin in the Middle East. Journalists doubt that the president of Russia is important to the preservation of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
“Vladimir Putin has sent his troops to Syria, not just in order to show solidarity with Bashar al-Assad. And they flew on the Russian bases around Tartus, not in order to help Assad to stay in power. This is clear without words. And Putin does not disturb the possibility of loss only port in the warmth of the Mediterranean, which has remained in the hands of Moscow (near Lattakia point is logistics of the Russian Navy – the only Russian military facility in the region. – Notes. NEWSru.com ) “, – Robert Fisk wrote in Independent .
According to the author, the translation of which is published InoPressa , Russia is preparing the Syrian army “to liberate from the Islamists of the ancient Roman city of Palmyra.” “The new Russian fighter-bombers, the new anti-tank missiles and even, perhaps, the new Russian T-90 tanks are prepared for use in desert areas. One of the most modern Syrian air base is located about 50 miles from Palmyra – on the highway east of Homs – and the Syrian army was planning to attack a few months around the city “, – says the journalist.
According to Fisk, Putin “offensive would be – or will be – grandiose symbol of the new Russia’s influence in the Middle East.” “If the IG – along with hating Putin’s Chechen rebels – will be able to clip the wings, then the US and NATO – will have to negotiate with Russia on the future of Syria,” – the author notes. The journalist believes that the attack will take place before the beginning of November.
The Russian soldiers “will fight” for sending to Syria because of the large travel
The total number of Russian military personnel who may be involved in Syria, including air strikes and the delivery of military equipment to Syrian army, is about 1,500. We are talking only about the officers and privates and sergeants on contract service, which will be paid to large travel, in connection with which there is no shortage of willing, he told the “Vedomosti” the source close to the Defense Ministry.
As specified head of the Union of Committees of Soldiers’ Mothers, Valentina Melnikova, of military aircraft crews of soldiers is not at all – neither conscripts nor contractors, soldiers in the Air Force are engaged only attendants, were watching the airfields, and do not participate in the preparation of aircraft for combat operations.
“Maybe it will be on contract-commissioned officers, but it is unlikely. Even if there is a staff, it is also contractors, their back can post as a public decision. But if the contractor does not want to go, he would write a report on the refusal of the trip. From any trip of any employee can refuse, the rest is at the discretion of the authorities “, – she added. However, the failures are likely to be rare, a human rights activist said: “In these places will fight because of the large travel.”
As explained by Melnikov, the question of additional payments to Russian soldiers who are officially abroad, regulated by the Federal Law of June 23, 1995 № 93-FZ “On the order of the Russian Federation military and civilian personnel to participate in operations to maintain or restore international peace and security “.
During the execution of the law 26 December 2005 was accepted by the Government № 812 “On the amount and manner of payment of daily foreign currency and allowances to the daily foreign currency for business trips in foreign countries workers who have signed an employment contract about working in federal government agencies, employees of state extra-budgetary funds of the Russian Federation, federal government agencies. ” The annex to this decree established per diem for business travelers in 193 countries around the world. According to this document in Syria officers will receive monetary allowances beyond the normal 62 dollars a day, the soldiers – 43 dollars.
The size of payments in case of death or injury of military personnel regulated by the federal law “On obligatory state life insurance and health of military personnel of the Armed Forces and the citizens called on military training.” They established the following limits: in the event of death – 2.34 million rubles, on receipt of disability group I – 1.75 million rubles, II group – 1.16 million rubles, III group – 584 338 rubles. For severe injury can make the payment of 233 775 rubles for a light injury – 58,433 rubles, it follows from the memo of the insurance group “SOGAZ”, life insurance and health of military personnel of the Armed Forces of Russia.
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