The first deputy chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Viktor Poznikhir also said that the situation in the Syrian ancient city has stabilized due to the Syrian army's operation with Russia's aerial support.
Moreover, Russia is helping Damascus to launch a counteroffensive.
"The Syrian troops supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces have stabilized the situation near the city of Palmyra. Multiple attacks by Daesh militants have been repelled. The main front line is located near the city of Tiyas and T4 airfield. The Russian Federation is helping the Syrian leadership in organizing a counteroffensive on Palmyra," Lt. Gen. Poznikhir said.
Earlier, Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed that the Syrian army will retake Palmyra after liberating Aleppo.