No special need for Russian permanent military base in Syria — ambassador

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Russian Ambassador to Syria, Alexander Kinshchak told reporters on Thursday that there is no great need for a permanent Russian military base in Syria, and that the corresponding issue will be determined by the decision of the Russian Ministry of Defense depending on the country’s military-political situation.

“The question of how much we need it there will be decided in accordance with the military-political developments in Syria and around it,” he said. “In the view of the Defense Ministry, there is no great military need to have an additional airfield there.”

Kinshchak added that the necessary military tasks might as well be fulfilled from Russia’s territory.