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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 [1]
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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[1] RIA Novosti: http://en.ria.ru/mlitary_news/20120728/174823215.html

[2] 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

[3] Russia withdraws its remaining personnel from Syria: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-withdraws-its-remaining-personnel-from-syria.html

[4] 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

[5] 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

[6] Russia Sending Warship Fleet To Mediterranean: Russian Naval Base In Cyprus Coming Next?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/russia-sending-permanent-warship-fleet-to-mediterranean-is-a-russian-naval-base-in-cyprus-coming-next.html

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