Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
14th March, 2016
The President of Russia Vladimir Putin discussed with President of Syria Bashar al-Assad the decision to begin the withdrawal of troops from Syria, reports TASS from the statement by the press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov.
“The President has brought to our attention and that of our Syrian colleagues what was agreed with President Assad,” — said Peskov.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, ordered the withdrawal of the main forces of Russia from Syria from the 15th March.
[O.R: Since the Naval and Air bases will remain and operate as normal (including S400), this news is simply a statement of intent – that Russia is not staying in Syria for long. It is possible that the HNC agreed to let Assad remain in return for the thinning of Russia’s ground presence, although the Chechen Spec Ops will remain of course. Generally speaking, nothing will change.]