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Russian parliament authorises use of troops abroad

Σεπτεμβρίου 30, 2015 Σχολιάστε Go to comments

duma 25Russian upper house of parliament has granted President Vladimir Putin authorisation to deploy the country’s military air force to Syria, according to the head of presidential administration…

Sergey Ivanov said on Wednesday that the Federation Council backed Putin’s request for approval unanimously.

«The operation’s military goal is exclusively air support of the Syrian armed forces in their fight against ISIL,» he said, referring to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group fighting against President Bashar al-Assad.

He said Putin’s move followed a request for the military help by Assad.

Ivanon said that the operation by the Russian air force was limited in time and the types of the used weapons were not disclosed.

Putin’s request came on Wednesday, two days after he suggested at the UN General Assembly in New York teaming up with the US to carry out air strikes against ISIL in Syria, but ruled out any ground operation in the country.

Parliamentary approval
Putin has to request a parliamentary approval for any use of Russian troops abroad, according to the Russian constitution.

The last time he did so was before Russia annexed Ukraine‘s Crimean Peninsula in March 2014.

The Kremlin reported that Putin hosted a meeting of the Russian security council at his residence on Tuesday night outside of Moscow, saying that they were discussing «terrorism and extremism».

On Saturday, Federica Mogherini, the EU’s foreign policy chief, told Al Jazeera that Russia was intending to step up its military involvement in Syria to prevent the «imminent» collapse of the Syrian government…
 aljazeera.com
30/9/15


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