In recent days, several media outlets published images, found on social media accounts, showing Russians troops in locations across Syria.
“I can confirm and reiterate that there are Russian military specialists in Syria who are helping master the equipment being delivered.”
Earlier, Zakharova reiterated Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's statement that Russia had always supplied equipment to the Syrian authorities in their struggle against terrorism.
Syria has been engulfed in a civil war since 2011. The conflict is essentially a struggle between the Syrian government and the so-called moderate opposition, which aims to overthrow Syrian President Bashar Assad, but it has been made more complicated by extremist groups, such as the Islamic State, operating in the country.