Russian parliament green lights Putin's request for use of Russian troops in Syria. (RT).
The upper chamber of the Russian parliament has unanimously given a formal consent to President Putin to use the nation’s military in Syria to fight terrorism at a request from the Syrian President Bashar Assad.
Consent was necessary for deployment of troops for foreign combat missions under the Russian constitution.The request for use of force was sent by the president after considering the large number of Russian citizens, who went to join terrorist groups fighting in Syria, head of the presidential administration Sergey Ivanov told media. There are thousands of them, and Russia’s national security would be under threat, should they return home, he added.
Ivanov stressed that no ground operations are planned in Syria. Russia would use its warplanes to hit terrorist targets when requested by the Syrian government. He stressed that unlike the US-led coalition of countries that bombs militant troops in Syria, Russia was invited to do so by the legal authorities of Syria and thus follows international law.
Previously, Russia provided the Syrian government with advanced weapons and military instructors to teach the Syrians how to use them.
The developement comes after Moscow has intensified involvement in Syria, establishing an Iraqi-based military communications center with Damascus, Baghdad and Tehran.Hmmm.....The lines have been drawn, It will become East Versus West, Putin's aerial defenses are ready for any 'hostile' planes. Read the full story here.