VIDEO: Putin thanks Russian Air Force for their service during visit to Khmeimim base

Russian President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Khmeimim Air Base in Syria’s Latakia province, Monday. During the visit, Putin announced the beginning of the withdrawal of Russian troops from the country.

President al-Assad thanked President Putin over Russia’s active participation in fighting terrorism in Syria, stressing that what the Russian military personnel have achieved will not be forgotten by the Syrian people since the blood of their martyrs mixed with the blood of the martyrs of the Syrian Arab army in the face of terrorists.