MSNBC and CNN actually did the bidding of Russia when they advertised and helped assemble crowds for Russian-planned, anti-Trump and anti-Clinton demonstrations, some of which even resulted in buildings being burned and people being beaten, so a thinking person has to conclude that Democrat, leftist Fake News organizations were actively colluding with Russia, and we all know how liberals pretend to hate people who collude with Russia, right?
Mercenary forces are illegal in Russian Federation, yet there is evidence the government established and supported Wagner's early growth, operations in eastern Ukraine's Donbas region, and their operations in Syria, says a report by Polygraph.info.
Russian Federation first deployed forces and aircraft to Syria in 2015, changing the dynamic as US and coalition troops began their air campaign against the Islamic State a year earlier.
The Sukhoi Su-57 the first aircraft in Russian military service to use stealth technology.
Russian Federation has been cautious in averting a repeat of its Afghanistan experience and so it has avoided sending troops to Syria.
The combat plane was developed to overpower the F-22 Raptor stealth fighter planes of the US.
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Security Council's 15-member sanctions committee operates by consensus behind closed doors. It defends the weapons programs as essential to deter USA aggression.
That same month two F-22 fighters intercepted two Russian Su-25 fighter jets, conducting multiple maneuvers, firing warning flares and, in one instance, aggressively flying to avoid colliding with one another.
Russian officials originally said that only a few citizens had been killed before acknowledging this week that "several dozen" Russians who went to Syria "of their own free will" had died along with pro-Assad troops.
We also wrote about the confidence of experts that the Russian President Vladimir Putin knew about the possible consequences of the attacks on positions with the USA military, but deliberately sent the mercenaries to death in pursuit of their goals. He said it would be a great opportunity for them to test out the configuration in Syria, where a large number of F-22 stealth jets operate.
Analysts believe the latest deployment is likely to send a warning to countries such as the United States against intervention in Syria. Not only will Russian Federation scope out the US's stealth fighters, but their presence in Syria would "give the U.S. a chance to see how the F-22s respond" to Russia's new jet and "allow western aircraft time to collect signals intelligence on what those radars are doings".
As Palmer reports, there is a hotline between the Russian military and the USA forces that's meant to avoid incidents like this on the complicated battlefields of Syria, and the Pentagon says they used it to warn the Russian military before the counterstrikes on February 7.
A Russian oligarch? A businessman is commanding mercenary troops in Syria?