CIA Director: Thousands of Russian troops in Syria


CIA Director John Brennan said in an interview with NPR that in Syria there are thousands of Russian soldiers.

„Russian President Vladimir Putin implements the agenda of Moscow by various means He does this by using his intelligence and secret services, when it wants to conceal its actions, but also makes it quite openly with the introduction of thousands of Russian soldiers and sophisticated weapons systems to Syria.“ – He said Brennan.

Earlier, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, speaking at the „government hour“ in the State Duma, said that the possibility of a ground operation of the Russian Federation ruled in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia’s operation in Syria would be limited to the terms of offensive operations the Syrian military, and ruled out the possibility of use of the Armed Forces in a ground operation in the country.