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22 Oct 19
Putin meets Erdogan to discuss Syria.
It's clear what Turkey will not be able to take control of a large 'Safe zone' 444 km wide. Also Turkey will not remove Turkish backed militants from the occupied small 'safe zone' about 150 km wide.
What Turkey could offer Russia in these talks we will see in Idlib region soon. Which part of Idlib province Syrian army will take in 2nd phase of its offensive. Area along M-4/ M-5 highways with towns or also included #Idlib city.
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23 Jan 19
New Russian Sukhoi 'Okhotnik' heavy strike unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV).
The 'Okhotnik' is Strike-Reconnaissance Unmanned Complex. Supposedly, the UAV has a mass of about 20 tons.
Su-57 prototype in a new camouflage scheme 'Okhotnik' during tests.
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21 Jan 19
Syria’s air defenses destroyed more than 30 cruise missiles and guided bombs during Israel’s night strike on Jan 21. Four Syrian military were killed and six others were wounded,partially damaged the infrastructure of the Damascus international airport .– Russian MoD
Syria’s air defenses foiled 1st Israeli attack and Israeli AF returned back at night to destroy Syrian air defenses SAM sites.
At least one Pantsir S1 short/medium range surface-to-air missile system (not active during attack) destroyed by Israeli cruise missile during pre-planned night attack against Syrian Air Defenses SAM sites.
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26 Dec 18
Russia MoD calls Israel’s airstrikes 'provocative acts by the Israeli Air Force endangered two passenger jets' when six F16s carried out airstrikes on Syria from Lebanese airspace on 25 December.
Six Israeli F-16s fired 16 missiles at Damascus, Syria’s air defenses intercepted 14 of them.
The IDF’s F-16 flew in as civilian jets were landing at Beirut and Damascus airport. Damascus air traffic control divert one of the passenger jets to a reserve airport in Khmeimim.
Two civilian planes in Lebanese airspace 'narrowly avoided catastrophe' from Israeli warplanes- Lebanese Transport Minister.
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10 Dec 18
Two Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160 heavy strategic bombers arrived to Venezuela🇻🇪to conduct exercises with the Venezuelan Air Force.
Two Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160 heavy strategic bombers arrived to Venezuela after 10,000-kilometer flight from Russia.
A Russian Air Force Tupolev Tu-160 strategic long-range heavy supersonic bomber landing at Maiquetia Airport,Venezuela. December 10, 2018.
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25 Nov 18
Russian Coast Guard of the Border Service closing Kerch Strait between #Azov and #BlackSea traffic in order to ensure safety,after 3 Ukrainian warships intrude into Russia’s territorial waters from Black Sea in violation of Articles 19,21 of the UN Convention of Sea Law.
Russian Coast Guard patrolling the Kerch Strait Bridge area.The Kerch Strait has a procedure for permitting the movement and anchorage of ships, in accordance with the schedule of the movement and deployment of ships, which needs approved by the captain of the Russian seaport.
#RuAF Ka-52 helicopter over the Kerch Strait Bridge.
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2 Oct 18
The S-300 air defense system and dozens of additional hardware pieces have been delivered to Syria.(Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu)
The S-300 SAM system hardware supplied to Syria consisted of 49 pieces of military equipment, including radars, control vehicles and four launchers.
Russian experts would teach Syrian personnel to operate S-300 air defense systems within three months.
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27 Sep 18
The #RuAF An-124 transport aircraft carrying components of S-300 SAM system landed at Hmeymim airbase.
28/09/18 2nd #RuAF An-124 transport aircraft carrying components of S-300 SAM system landed at Hmeymim airbase.
3rd #RuAF An-124 heavy transport aircraft carrying components of S-300 SAM system heading to Hmeymim/Khmeimim Airbase.
#RuAF Tupolev Tu-154M from Chkalovsky Airport landed at Hmeymim/Khmeimim.
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24 Sep 18
Russian Minister of Defense S. Shoigu announces that Russia will complete the delivery to Damascus of an S-300 air defense system within two weeks.
Russian President V. Putin ordered the defense ministry to take several measures in response to the incident with Il-20:
1-Russia to supply S-300 to Syria (In 2013 on a request from the Israeli side suspended the delivery)
2-Russia to supply with automatic control systems to Syrian Air Defense Troops, "which are only supplied to the Russian Army". It will ensure identification of all Russian aircraft by the Syrian AD forces,centralized management of all Syrian AD and prompt target designation.
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23 Sep 18
Russian MoD presented a detailed 3D timeline of Il-20 downing in Syria on September 17.
Israeli Air Force had notified Russia of its planned attacks on Syrian targets simultaneously with the beginning of the strikes (1 min before), violating 2015 bilateral agreements to prevent incidents in Syrian airspace.
Air traffic on 17 Sep 2018 at 21:40
The Israeli Air Force misled Russia by providing wrong information about the area of the planned air strikes in Syria on September 17, thus preventing the Russian Il-20 from moving to a safe zone. Israel provided information about strikes in 'north' Syria instead of 'west'.
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18 Sep 18
Russian MoD released graphic showing how the Il-20 was shot down.Israeli AF F-16s masked themselves behind a Russian Il-20 during their airstrike against Syrian industrial facilities in #Tartus & #Latakia. Israel also used French Navy’s frigate Auvergne in area as cover.
4 Israeli F-16 jets attacked targets in Syria on Monday evening, approaching from Mediterranean at a low altitude. The Il-20 was on patrol in the same area.The warning came just a minute before the attack started,which did not leave time to move the Il-20 plane to a safe area.
Israelis have known that the Russian plane was present in the area, but this did not stop them from executing the provocation. As a consequence, the Il-20 was shot down by Syrian AD S-200 in response to the Israeli missiles attack.
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17 Sep 18
Russian Il-20 aircraft with 14 servicemen on board went off the radars during an attack by four Israeli F-16 jets on Syria’s Latakia province.
Russian radars also registered the launch of missiles from a French frigate Auvergne in in the Mediterranean.
Air traffic controllers at the Khmeimim Air Base lost contact with #RuAF Il-20 aircraft over the Mediterranean Sea, 35 kilometers from the coast of Syria, when returning to Khmeimim base in moment attack of Israeli 4xF-16 fighters on Latakia region.
Il-20 is electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft.
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17 Sep 18
Russia and Turkey have agreed a demilitarized zone between militants and Syrian Army troops in Syria’s Idlib.
Agreed to create a demilitarized zone between SAA and militants before October 15. The zone will be 15-20km wide, with full withdrawal of hardline militants from there, including the Jabhat Al-Nusra.
All heavy weaponry, including tanks, artillery,MLRS,mortars from all opposition groups will be withdrawn from the zone before October 10.
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13 Sep 18
Active phase Vostok 2018 maneuvers at the Tsugol training ground.
30+ Mi-8/Mi-26/Ka-52/Mi-24
~150 towed 152 mm howitzer
20+ IL-76 military transport aircrafts
Airborne forces
Mechanized infantry
Tank Brigades
Vostok 2018 maneuvers at the Tsugol training ground.
Tank and motorized rifle troops.
Vostok 2018 maneuvers at the Tsugol training ground.
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13 Sep 18
Vostok 2018 maneuvers, Tsugol training ground.
Vostok 2018 maneuvers, Tsugol training ground.
Vostok 2018 maneuvers, Tsugol training ground.
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14 Aug 18
Armed group in Bariqa and Bir Ajam villages #Quneitra, started to hand over their medium weapons to SAA today, the reconciliation is still ongoing.
Only Bariqa and Bir Ajam villages remain under control armed groups in #Quneitra.
Syrian Army in outskirts of Bariqa village today #Quneitra.
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