The chief of the General staff of the Russian armed forces Valery Gerasimov stated that the liberation of the Syrian Palmyra has a strategic importance for the fight against terrorists in Syria. He noted that the operation involved not only the military space forces, and special forces units.
«The Russian operation has allowed to radically change the situation with the growth of international terrorist tumors. Destroyed bases of the terrorists, destroyed the warehouses of weapons and ammunition supplies blocked the smuggling of crude oil, which the terrorists received financial support», — said the General.
Gerasimov stressed that the Russian intervention allowed the government forces switch to offensive action against militants-jihadists, and conclude a truce and begin the process of peaceful settlement.
According to the military commander from Syria has already withdrawn all the tactical aircraft, the output of which was provided by the order of President Vladimir Putin. In its place will come the sappers and robots that will take part in the clearing of the ancient city.