Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the Russian military will be the most severe measures to stop provocations against them in Syria. He spoke at a meeting of the expanded Board of the Ministry of defence.
Vladimir Putin said he wants to warn against attempts favorite new provocations against the Russian military.
«I order you to react harshly, any targets that threaten the Russian group or our terrestrial infrastructure, are subject to immediate destruction», — quotes the President «Interfax».
The President also said that additional measures have been taken to ensure the safety of military personnel in Syria, in particular, reinforced base with anti-aircraft weapons.
The head of state stressed that the Russian operation in Syria is motivated by one goal — to ensure the security of Russia.
Earlier at the Board meeting defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the Russian military has destroyed about eight thousand objects of infrastructure of the terrorist organization «Islamic state».
However, he said that ISIS has strengthened its positions and retains about 70% of Syrian territory. In the group there are 60 thousand people.