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The Russian army is beginning to engage in Syria


Ankara has canceled the contract with Russia for the gas pipe-line Turkish Stream. Turkey also decided to provide help to the Islamic Emirate in their fight against the Kurds of the PKK and the YPG.

These sudden changes forced the US and Russia to alter their strategic plans. Based on all this, Moscow and Washington have removed Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey and coordinated the creation of a Russo-Syrian military Commission.

NATO set Patriot missiles in Turkey in 2013. Their purpose was to stop the Syrian Air Force from deploying on the frontier. Now, they will be redeployed in Lithuania, at the Russian frontier.

Russo-Syrian Military Commission was set up, even though Russia did not enagage in this situation for a long time. NATO’s actions contributed to the war in Syria and to the actions of foreign jihadist groups.

Six Mikoyan-Gourevitch MiG-31’s were delivered and they are considered to be the best interceptors in the world. These can only be used for national defense.

The attack that happened on the 30th January 2013 in Centre for Military Research in Jemraya, was intended to destroy NATO satellite data obtained by the Syrian Arab Army. This action was actually guided by NATO’s LandCom but performed by by the Israeli Air Force.

At the same time, satellite images were given to Syria by the Russian army. Huge amount of information obtained by Russia will serve to study the possibility of a Russian operation as well as a joint operation by the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO).

The CSTO is expected to hold a meeting on the 15th September in Douchanbe, Tadjikistan.

Even though the cooperation between Kremlin and the White House is possible, there are certain limitations. Two forces have different plans concerning jihadists.

Russia’s plan is to eliminate them before they start a conflict with Russia. However, the US plans to use them in conflicts similar to those in Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chechnya and Kosovo.


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