The formation of a full-fledged Russian military base in the Syrian province of Latakia would allow its residents to feel more secure, Governor Ibrahim Salim told Russian journalists during an interview.
“With the advent of the Russian air force the people feel more secure; they have hope of victory over the terrorists. Therefore, we welcome the establishment of a Russian military base,” Ibrahim Salim said.
He further said, “I am confident that with the Russian air force support and with the actions of the Syrian troops on land and water a complete victory over this evil and liberation of the motherland will be achieved. This will open a new path for the development of the whole world,” the governor said.
According to him, currently Latakia is home to around half a million people displaced from other parts of Syria, especially from the provinces of Raqqa, Idlib, Aleppo and Deypr ez-Zor.
He also mentioned that over the past five years, Syria has been fighting against the greatest terrorist in the world.
“The Syrian people and its army are courageously fighting international terrorism. Russian assistance in countering this international terrorism together with the Syrian Army is very important to us,” the governor added during the interview.