Russia ships batch of military vehicles into Syria (Video )

REUTERS/YORUK ISIK

Turkish activists living near the Bosphorus strait have taken pictures of a Russian transport ship loaded with a number of military vehicles crossing the Mediterranean towards Syria.

According to the flight data, the Russian ship is heading for the Syrian port of Tartus, where the Russian naval base is located.

Recently, Putin announced the start of the partial withdrawal of the Russian air force from Syria, but he reiterated his intention to expand the Russian naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus.