30 Sep '15, 7am

MORE: #RussianParliament considers using its #military outside Russia at closed session

MORE: #RussianParliament considers using its #military outside Russia at closed session

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia’s upper house of parliament on Wednesday approved the country’s armed forces to be used abroad. The decision includes only the use of the Air Force and does not foresee any ground troops operations, Kremlin Administration Aide Sergei Ivanov said Wednesday. “We’re talking exclusively about operations of Russia’s Air Force, as our president has already said, the use of armed forces on the ground theater of military operations is excluded. The military goal of the operations is exclusively air support of the Syrian government forces in their fight against the Islamic State,” Ivanov said. Syrian President Bashar Assad has turned to Russia with a request for military assistance, according to Ivanov. “I would like to inform you that the president of the Syrian Arab Republic turned to the leadership of our country with a request to provide military assis...

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