Russian defense Minister Sergei Shoigu at the government hour in the Federation Council said that the operation in Syria has raised the international prestige of Russia and gave a huge impulse for the development of the Armed forces.
in addition, the head of the Russian defense Ministry recalled that combat experience in Syria has received all the commanders of military districts and officers of their staffs, all the commanders of the combined armies, armies and air defense force, and commanders of divisions, brigades and regiments, 90 percent of the flight crews, 56 percent of defense specialists, 61 officers of the Navy and 98% of the military police, reports “Russia 24”.
Shoigu also said that in Russia there appeared a galaxy of highly qualified pilots who have 200 or more sorties, and reported that our troops “are equipped with modern, tested in battle reliable weapon.”
on March 23, Sergei Shoigu visited Syria.
In Damascus on behalf of the President of Russia the head of the defense Ministry met with the Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.