ALL Russians EVACUATED! Syrian Russian Naval base in TartusSubmitted by goldenequity on Wed, 06/26/2013 - 13:14
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister says all personnel had been evacuated from the navy resupply base in Tartus, Syria, adding that not a single Russian military serviceman remained in the country.
(All)military and civilian personnel had been evacuated from the Tartus base and there were no Russian military instructors working with the Syrian military forces.
Russia currently has a 16-ship flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea but none of them has called at the port of Tartus in recent months and there were no reports of such plans.
The Russian diplomat said that the supplies of weapons to the Syrian opposition were not discussed at Tuesday's talks, though he noted that this issue “was not creating positive political environment for the start of the political process.”
►BOTH powers now giving the 'appearance' of a FRONTAL stand down.
From Last Friday, the 22nd
Interesting that NEITHER 'showcased' this reduced posture... but rather 'leaked' it.