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Russia May Evacuate Personnel from Its Syria Base – Navy Chief
Posted By admin On July 28, 2012 @ 4:20 am In World News | Comments Disabled
RIA Novosti 
July 28, 2012
Servicemen may be evacuated from the Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria, if it comes under attack, Navy chief Vice Adm. Viktor Chirkov said on Saturday.
“I am not the one to issue orders: We have the defense minister [for that],” he said in an interview with Ekho Moskvy Radio. “If we have to evacuate the personnel that is currently deployed there, we certainly will.”
He stressed that an order by the commander in chief of the Russian Armed Forces (the president) and Russia’s top political leadership was required for that.
Chirkov said on Monday Russia has no plans to abandon its naval base in Tartus.
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URLs in this post:
 RIA Novosti: http://en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20120728/174823215.html
 Russia is disengaging from Syria: Arms shipments stopped, warships exit Tartus: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-is-disengaging-from-syria-arms-shipments-stopped-warships-exit-tartus.html
 Russia withdraws its remaining personnel from Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-withdraws-its-remaining-personnel-from-syria.html
 Russia evacuates Tartus, also military, diplomatic personnel from Syria. High war alert in Israel: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-evacuates-tartus-also-military-diplomatic-personnel-from-syria-high-war-alert-in-israel.html
 Russia’s Mediterranean Task Force to Include Nuclear Subs – Navy Chief: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia%e2%80%99s-mediterranean-task-force-to-include-nuclear-subs-%e2%80%93-navy-chief.html
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