On Friday, July 14, the State Duma ratified the Protocol to the agreement between Russia and Syria on the placement of the aviation group of the Russian Armed forces on the territory of the SAR. This was reported on the official website of the state Duma.
The Protocol was signed on 18 January this year in Damascus. It regulates the conditions of stay on the territory of Syria, the Russian air group with weapons, military and special equipment, and infrastructure with the necessary material resources and other property.
The document confirms the right of ownership of Russia in respect of movable property network and infrastructure, placed on the airfield Hamim. Special attention in the Protocol is paid to the issues of the Russian jurisdiction in respect of the personnel of the air group, contractors and their representatives, being citizens of the Russian Federation.
Syria has already ratified the Protocol. He, like the agreement, will be valid 49 years from the date of signing with the possibility of extension for 25-year periods.
As reported RIA Novosti, previously a member of the international Affairs Committee of the state Duma Sergei Zheleznyak said that the ratification of this Protocol will most effectively realise the potential of the Russian troops and prevent the spread of the terrorist threat in the region.