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    Russia will deploy the its air grouping in Syria, a document published on the official portal for legal information Friday said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian cabinet approved an agreement with Syria on the deployment of the Russian air grouping in the Arab Republic, and has submitted it for President Vladimir Putin to refer to lower house of parliament’s approval, a document published on the official portal for legal information Friday said.

    "Approve and submit to the President of Russia for ratification in the State Duma an agreement between Russia and the Syrian Arab Republic on the deployment of the Russian Armed Forces aviation group on the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, signed in Damascus on August 26, 2015," the decree states.

    The text points out that the Hmeimim air facility, its infrastructure and territory are granted to Russia free of charge.

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    air force, Russian State Duma, Russian Armed Forces, Vladimir Putin, Syria, Russia
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