Moscow: President Vladimir Putin said today that Russia would not deploy ground troops to Syria.Putin last month received parliamentary approval to launch an air campaign in the war-torn country, but authorities have staunchly denied they would send any ground troops.
Putin said today that the Russian operation’s objective was to “stabilize the legitimate authorities and create conditions for finding a political compromise.”
“This is not about an arms race,” Putin said. This is about the fact that modern weapons are improving, changing. In other countries, this is happening even faster than here. This is why we have to keep up.
The Russian defense ministry said today that its air force had struck 63 targets in Syria in the past 24 hours, destroying a “terrorist” command post and several defensive positions and ammunition depots.