MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian military personnel are not performing ground operations in Syria, but are instead training Syrian troops on equipment delivered to them by Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
“No, they’re not involved in military operations, they’re consulting. The Defense Ministry has already given an explanation. We’re talking about consultations and this is in connection with training our Syrian colleagues on equipment that is being delivered to Syria within the frameworks of current contracts,” Peskov told journalists.
The Russian Aerospace Defense Forces have been conducting an aerial campaign against the terrorist positions in Syria since September 30, following a request from President Assad.