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Since Moscow’s formal intervention in the Syrian conflict in September 2015, the Russian Federation and the Syrian Arab Republic have concluded a 49-year lease for the use and expansion of the naval base at Tartus, and a separate agreement on stationing the Russian “aviation group” at Humaymim airfield in Syria. These agreements build off longstanding Russian-Syrian ties, treaties, and cooperation agreements, and form the legal basis for Russia’s long-term presence in Syria. Further, the agreements denote the rights and protections Russian military members and contractors enjoy in Syria.

Publication Date

1-1-2017

Publisher

Russia Maritime Studies Institute

Keywords

Russian Federation, Russia, U.S.S.R., Syria, Middle East, Air Base

Russian-Syrian Naval and Air Basing Agreements, 2015 – 2017

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