Thursday, December 21, 2017

Russia seals warm-water deal

MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian parliament has voted to extend Russia's lease of a naval base in Syria for 49 years following the announcement of a partial pullout of Russian troops from that country.
I may be wrong, but my sense of Russia's interest in Syria is not the oil-and-tactics approach preferred by the U.S. What the Russians want is a warm-water port for their military fleet.

Et voilĂ !

1 comment:

  1. I imagine they want lots of things, but a year round port is high on their list, hence the Crimean intervention.