Russian Defence Minister, General Sergei Shoigu, Comments on Syria Mission
Russian Defence Minister General of the Army Sergei Shoigu held military technical conference

Today, the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation General of the Army Sergei Shoigu has held the military technical conference in the National Center for State Defence Control. The conference was devoted to further development of armament, military and special hardware with regard to experience, which had been gained by the Russian grouping in Syria.

The leadership of the Russian Defence Ministry, branches and services, central control bodies, military educational establishments and research-and-development institutes, representatives of ministries and defence-industrial complex participated in the conference.

The participants discussed over a wide range of issues concerning the results of use of armament, military and special hardware, trials of new samples of armament and hardware, and working process of military-industrial complex in conditions of operations held by the grouping of the Russian Armed Forces in the Syrian Arab Republic.

In his speech, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu reminded that a year passed since the Russian Armed Forces had started performing combat tasks in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic.

According to the Defence Minister, the Russian Armed Forces managed to stabilize situation in the country, liberate significant part of its territory from armed groups of terrorists, and organize operations held by the Russian Centre for reconciliation of the opposing sides.

General of the Army Sergei Shoigu noted that the Russian Aerospace Forces had been performing strikes on concentrations of insurgents and their infrastructure, delivering humanitarian aid to citizens of Syria, and other tasks.

“The Russian Armed Forces have gained practical experience in firing high-precision weapons from surface ships and submarines from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas,” stressed the Defence Minister.

He also noted that companies of the military industrial complex were developing prospective weapons, which was to be introduced in the troops in the nearest future.

Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation