Russia entered the war! The Federation Council gave the president the right to use the army abroad
Last instance, decides on the use of Russian armed forces abroad, according to the Constitution, passed. Today, Russian President Vladimir Putin received the right to use the armed forces in the war in Syria with a terrorist organization LIH (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).
Today, at a closed meeting of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, it was decided unanimously at the request of President Vladimir Putin on the use of foreign military forces in Russia. The President is given the right to use the Air Force no right to conduct ground operations. In previous statements, and the meeting Vladimir Putin pointed to the possibility of helping the Syrian government army in the war against the terrorist organization LIH at the official request of Syria. Yesterday, a similar request came from Damascus and President Putin appealed to the Federation Council for the right to use the Russian Armed Forces in such operations. According to the president, Russia is the only country that will participate in the war on legal grounds at the request of the Government of Syria.
It is worth recalling that at the moment in the war against the Western coalition LIH participating countries together with Turkey and Saudi Arabia in support of the Iraqi Army. They spend the bombing and other aerial operations that do not bring results. At the same time the coalition opposes the regime of Bashar al-Assad and actively support some Islamist groups fighting against the Syrian army.
Russia up to now engaged in the supply of equipment and military equipment to the soldiers of Assad. At the United Nations, as well as a meeting with US President Vladimir Putin outlined Russia’s position on this issue and the possibility of a broad military support to the Syrian army operations.