Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Russia, Army General Valery Gerasimov met with Syrian President Bashar Assad at the airfield Hmeymim in the province of Latakia.

“In the course of the joint work, the sides discussed the coordination of the actions of the Syrian government troops with the support of the Russian Air Force for fighting international terrorist groups ISIS and “Jabhat al-Nusra” in Syria. The topic of observing the cease-fire regime was also touched upon in the framework of the implementation of the Memorandum on the establishment of de-escalation zones in the Syrian Arab Republic,” reported the Russian ministry.

It is noted that during the tour Assad got acquainted with the Russian Su-35 fighter, as well as other modern weapons.

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