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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.
Russia Maritime Studies Institute
Newport, Rhode Island
Russian Federation, Russia, U.S.S.R., Syria, Middle East, Air Base
Studies Institute, Russia Maritime; Davis, Anna; and Moss, Richard, "Russian-Syrian Naval and Air Basing Agreements, 2015-2020" (2017). RMSI Research. 4.