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    Russia to Deploy Aircraft at Hmeymim Airbase in Syria Free of Charge

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    According to the document posted on the Russian government's legal information portal, Russia and Syria have signed a protocol to the agreement on the Russian Aerospace Forces' airbase in Syria, which envisions deployment of Russian aircraft free of charge at a section of the Hmeymim airfield.

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) Russia and Syria have signed a protocol to the agreement on the Russian Aerospace Forces' airbase in Syria, which envisions deployment of Russian aircraft free of charge at a section of the Hmeymim airfield, according to the document posted on the Russian government's legal information portal Friday.

    The protocol was signed by the parties January 18, 2017 in two originals, each in the Russian and Arabic languages, with both texts having equal legal effect.

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