BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – A new set of Russian Su-35c jets were filmed on Tuesday escorting Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu from Moscow to Damascus.
The footage which was shot through the window of the minister’s plane shows two pairs of the Russian Su-35c fighter jets that are usually stationed at the Hmeymim Air Base in the western part of Syria.
During the flight of the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Sergei Shoigu over the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic, the board of the Head of the Military Department was escorted by Su-35S fighter jets from the Hmeymim Air Base pic.twitter.com/brnjMglkNQ
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Shoigu made a brief trip to Damascus on Tuesday to deliver a message from Russian President Vladimir Putin to his Syrian counterpart Bashar Al-Assad.
This was Shoigu’s first trip to Syria this year and his second in the last eight months.