Russia pulls out military forces from Syria

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President of Russia Vladimir Putin (C) Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov (L) and Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu during their meeting in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia, 14 March 2014. Putin has ordered the withdrawal of Russian military troops from Syria, according to media reports.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the objectives that have been set for the Defense Ministry in the Syria operation were generally accomplished.


The Russian military forces will gradually pull out from Syria, after an unexpected announcement by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“I consider the mission set for the defense ministry and the armed forces on the whole has been accomplished,” Putin said in a meeting at the Kremlin on late Monday and added.  “I am therefore ordering the defense ministry to begin the withdrawal of the main part of our military force from the Syrian Arab Republic from tomorrow.”

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