Russia Forming Permanent Force At Syria’s Tartus And Hmeymim Bases

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Russia Forming Permanent Force At Syria’s Tartus And Hmeymim Bases

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The Russian military has started forming a permanent force at the Tartus naval facility and the Hmeymim airbase in Syria, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu announced on December 26.

“Last week, the supreme commander-in-chief approved the structure and the personnel strength of the Tartus and Hmeymim bases. We have started forming a permanent grouping there,” the minister said, according to the Russian state-run news agency TASS.

The formation of the permanent force came after Russian President Putin ordered the forces pullout from the country on December 11. Shoigu reported to Putin on December 22 that his order had been fulfilled.

According to pro-government sources, Russia is now transforming its military presence in Syria in order to participate in the final stage of counter-terrorism operation in the country.

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  • Nigel Maund

    Good! … The Russians should maintain a reasonably strong presence to cover anything the Yanks dream up to destabilise the post ISIS peace, which one can count on them doing. The US will never accept victory by Syria and a return to peace and prosperity, that does not fit in with their plans at all …. now let’s watch what they do next, but one can count on trouble and lots of it!

    • PizzaPineapple

      The problem is that the US is also planning to stay in SDF controlled areas. It’s not about fighting ISIS any more, ISIS was the excuse to have a presence in the first place, just like they’ve done in the past in a couple countries.

      • Joe

        Don’t think it’s up to US to decide when all Terrorists and rebels have been silenced.

        They have to leave as no country no matter how weak allows such.
        Not possible

        • PizzaPineapple

          I’m well aware of that but you know that the US decides what international law counts or not. They already violated our sovereignity.

        • Jens Holm

          Very much far out. The world is not like that anymore. Very often it make no sense at all, but did when UN was made as a positive result for stabilisation after WW2.

          Not many use 70 year old cars. So changes has been done and UN of today are too heavy.

          My personal oppinion is, that many more countries should be made. Those colonial ones are outdated but was mainly fine in 1945 for some stability and talk about it.

      • Nigel Maund

        The US is setting up a base from which to project action and attempt to disrupt troop and supply movements along the Iraq – Syria highway as well as control oil / gas resources in the SDF controlled area.

        • Boris Kazlov

          Don’t forget the Israeli scum

        • PizzaPineapple

          Their main concern now is to protect its ally: Israel, from Iran backed troops and threats. The SDF offers a perfect solution for that.

          • Nigel Maund

            I feel the protection of Israel is just an excuse. Iran has never attacked anyone since before WW2. It is hardly likely to attack Israel given Israel’s paranoia and massive military strength, Hence, any argument that the US is there to protect Israel is spacious and an excuse to maintain a presence for nefarious purposes such as disrupting Syrian – Iraq and Iran co – operation along the Syria – Iraq highway and to control the key oil / gas fields of the Euphrates Valley. Furthermore, the US & Israel have far from given up their continuation of war against Syria through their proxies.

          • Jens Holm

            What a joke. They also have spent billions in terror.

          • Jens Holm

            Nice to have som stepstone there, but I dont think its that important. Its more like Assads at least should be kept much lower then before.

        • Jens Holm

          No, they dont. Not at all. You make the wrong assumptions and even conlude on them. Most is 100% propganda of the worst kind.

          Seemes like You dont know why that highway was made and who use it as well today and in the future. You are indoctrinated to only Kurds will use it running SDF and USA will seel Your thick dirty HS04 oil our by Internet or as barrals down the Eufrat.

          You are made totally blind for, that oil as well as gas need transportation. They did not block for Tabqa because SAA was nor even there without SDF. They did take the oilfields west of Tabqa as well.

          Killing of civilans in Raqqa was extremely low, but of course it is about buildings for You and 4.000 escaped soldiers or something. I ISIS really had 4.000 soldiers there, they would never have resigned and been there today probatly having Tabqa Dam as well.

          DEZ is same thing. First You blame SDF not being there to help.When they arrive express, You artilletstrike them and blame them for oilgrabbers.

          Who finally very slow took Abu Kamal. It certainly was not SAA at all.

          Most Syrians of Yours as well as Turks dont know whats going on in their own contries unless they read the posible other sourcers. Even some un-reliable, You by that can add and subtract much more.

          But if You do, You are indoctrinated from babies to name it as fake, trolls, lies, USA, Zionist.

      • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

        US presence in Syria should only be dealt with militarily after the rest of Syria has been freed, so that Syria may direct all its military resources to dealing with the US invaders and their allies.

        • PizzaPineapple

          That sparks a world war 3 and is a solution to nothing. The suffering of Syrians need to end.

        • Nigel Maund

          I agree with you that at some stage the US, who are in Syria illegally under International Law, will have to be encouraged to leave; ideally of their own volition. However, the US have no intention of leaving so they will have to be “encouraged”. No doubt Russia, Iran and Syria have been thinking about this little problem for some time. It will now be interesting to see how this is handled both diplomatically and militarily. BUT leave they must and soon.

          • Jens Holm

            It is very easy. Remove the reasons for,they are there. But You deny that.

            Often seen that Russians are there to protect You against Yourself …

        • Jens Holm

          Go back to Your toysoldiers and find some realisme.

          Your area cant get any solutions as long as You dont clean Your own house. Here You dont. Whats next : Israel from an army, which hardly could take Abu Kamal and faked it with a lot of information from there.

          Russian copy pastes of videgames showing US moving ISIS- Leaders. SDF blocking, killing civilians, grabbing oil.

          Reading something that alsmost say, You are not human beings but more like an armed stoneage with no fence around.

          • Nuno Cardoso da Silva

            I’m usually quite understanding of non-native English speakers’ difficulties with English, but no matter how much I try I can’t understand a word of what you wrote…

    • Jens Holm

      Hard to get. It is an escallation from both mainsides.

      USA already has and are building out basefacilities – as well.

  • Ronald

    Now that is the right message to be sending out to the world , not , we are packing up and going home.

    • Larissa Vanderbilt

      The packing up and going home message has two-fold purpose: One, It satisfies the Russian populace, who want their sons home to spend Christmas and makes the Russian people think that their leader is not an imperialist. Two, it looks good to the rest of the world and fits the image of protector of allies and defender of state sovereignty of close friends, as it emphasizes the main stated purpose of the Russian involvement, which was to stop terrorism gaining a foothold /base in Syria.

      • palebluedot

        True, but the job isn’t nearly done yet. Plus, the American jihadi-lovers are very capable of reading any draw-down as an invitation to start things up again.

        • Jens Holm

          Again ignored, that the escaltors certsinly mainly are Your own belowed froend and fellows.

  • BE712

    Russia should also build a couple of bases along the Eufrat river

    • Nigel Maund

      Good thought!

    • Jens Holm

      I only can see it would make sense if USA had the last base in Iraq back close to Tigres.But I dont think many there would like it.

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    I bet Israel has a few nukes pointed at these Goyim’s from Russia right now.
    Israel is just waiting till they succeed in getting Norway and the UK and USSA to get the war started with Russia. As soon as it breaks out Russian Goy’s in Syria will be cut off. Then Israel will nuke them, but never claim responsibility. They just like to play off the murder of millions as ‘mysteries’ just like they do with the Holodomor and murder of Hezbollah and Hamas officials overseas.

    • Jens Holm

      You keep Your standard low. USA has taken in 300 soldiers 12-1500 km from them Russian border. The only real thing about that is Ruissian routine shouting and at the same time promoting themselves to be bigger then they are and for selling weapons.

      Yesterday it was a russian warship very close to the Brittish coast.

      Israelian nukes are kept hidden and split up. Therefore they can hit anything in Syria. As I am oriented, those has to be brought out by the airforce. So their airforce is poiting at Latakia or what.

      You show very well, You have no idea about the conditions there at all.

      Some might think that Overseas might be like “not by submarine”, when You write like that.

  • Jens Holm

    I thought they already were bases for Years and it only was about some important improvement.