SEVASTOPOL/AKYAR (QHA) -

Marines of the Black Sea Fleet landed at the airport Belbek at night, Russian Defense Ministry reports.

Major-General Alexander Ostrikov, Chief of the Black Sea Fleet's Coastguard, met the military. The detachment of the Black Sea Fleet guarded the Russian pilots at the Hmeymim airfield in Syria. 

As previously reported by the Russian media, “nearly 5,500 sorties have been carried out since the first day of the Hmeymim Russian airbase operation. Around 40 oil production and processing facilities controlled by ISIS militants, as well as around 20 columns of fuel tankers have been destroyed only for the last week.”


Photo: Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

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