Peace talks on Syria started, but yesterday I received disturbing news writing mass media: Russia is seriously beefing up forces in Latakia. «The type of combat means shows that the Russians are there to stay, and this changes the strategic situation in the region,» said an Israeli expert.
Judging by satellite photos, Russia seriously strengthened its forces in Latakia, says Vincenzo Nigro in the newspaper La Repubblica.
Peace talks on Syria began: UN envoy officially announced the start of this negotiating marathon at separate tables. We are talking about the diplomatic process, which is yet to invent, writes the correspondent.
«Before the UN mediator Staffan de Mistura has a difficult task to establish negotiations, and the alarming news yesterday was that Russia to Syria in an impressive way increased the number of fighter-bombers, interceptors, radars and anti-air missiles deployed to defend the regime of Bashar al-Assad, «- said the author.
Israeli satellite photographed a military base in Latakia, the Syrian town located on the Mediterranean coast, near the border with Turkey. According to the Institute of strategic aerospace studies. Fisher in Herzliya, on the runway in Latakia were at least six Sukhoi su-34, seven su-24, nine su-25 and four su-30. Another six aircraft were in the repair area, reports the edition.
After the incident with su-24 shot down Turkish air force, Putin could not give permission to increase not only the potential impact, but also to protect combat aircraft: the Israelis took a picture of batteries of S-400 missiles capable of shooting down a Turkish aircraft inside Turkish borders, if Erdogan once again allow yourself to take action against Russian forces.
Aircraft, used by Russia in Syria, continues the reporter, have led to certain results: Syrian army troops and Shiite militias «Hezbollah» had the opportunity to move North. In Aleppo, the soldiers of Assad in control of a strategically important height, from which they can strike at the transition between the city, which is controlled by insurgents and Turkish border. In other words, the situation at the front has a direct influence on the course of peace talks in Geneva.
On the military potential of Russia in Syria said in an article published on the website of the newspaper Corriere della Sera.
Our correspondent in Jerusalem Davide Frattini met with the Institute for strategic aerospace studies.Fisher By Tal Inbar. As you know, on January 26, Israeli satellite Eros took the pictures of the Russian base HQs in Syrian Latakia, fixing various models of combat aircraft su, anti-aircraft batteries and new hangars. The entire Arsenal is placed on the Mediterranean coast. According to Inbar, «this is proof that Moscow has landed in Syria for temporary operation to support President Bashar al-Assad. The type of means of warfare, shows that the Russians are there to stay, and this changes the strategic situation in the region.»
Once at the end of November of last year the Turks have shot down a Russian plane, the Russians have placed at its base anti-aircraft system S-400 is a very powerful weapon with a range of 400 km, Inbar commented: «This means that Vladimir Putin in the state, if it so decides, to limit actions and raids any aircraft at a considerable space of the Mediterranean. He can from the ground to monitor and accompany the planes of NATO. We, Israelis, should be taken into account».
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