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Chief of the Russian General Staff met the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad at the Hmeymim Air Base

The Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces General of the Army Valery Gerasimov has met the President of Syria Bashar al-Assad at the Hmeymim Air Base during his working visit to this country.

They discussed the coordination of actions of the Syrian government troops and the Russian Aerospace Forces in the fight against the ISIS and Jabhat al-Nusra insurgents in Syria.

The parties also negotiated the observation of the ceasefire within the implementation of the Memorandum on Syria de-escalation zones.

During a brief excursion at the Hmeymim Air Base, Bashar al-Assad familiarized himself with the Russian fighter Su-35 as well as other pieces of modern military hardware. 

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