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29 juin 2013



The Daily Star 28 juin 2013


MOSCOW: Russia’s military Thursday denied media reports that personnel had been withdrawn from its naval maintenance and supply facility in Syria, Russian news agencies reported. The daily Vedomosti Wednesday cited an unidentified source as saying that neither servicemen nor civilian Defense Ministry personnel were currently stationed at the naval facility in the Syrian port of Tartous.

But the Defense Ministry press service said the modestly sized and equipped facility had long since been manned by civilians and that they had not been withdrawn.

“These personnel continue to work in the usual regimen. And there is no talk of evacuating them,” state-run news agency RIA quoted the Defense Ministry’s press service as saying.

The ministry press service told Reuters it could not immediately provide the statement.

The Tartous facility is a foothold in Syria, and Russia’s only military base outside the former Soviet Union.

Russian warships occasionally call there for supplies and minor repairs.

Russia has shielded Syrian President Bashar Assad during the conflict, supplying what it says are purely defensive weapons and blocking Western-backed U.N. Security Council resolutions meant to pressure him to end the bloodshed.

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