Russian President Putin, Defence Minister Shoigu and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province

Russian President Putin, Defence Minister Shoigu and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center), Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visit the Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province, Syria, on December 11, 2017. Photo: Sputnik / Mikhail Klimentyev via Reuters

December 19, 2017 2:49 PM (UTC+8)