Russia denies plans for new bases in Syria – RIA
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a meeting on Russian air force's activity in Syria at the national defence control centre in Moscow, Russia - REUTERS

MOSCOW: Russia’s defence ministry is not developing additional air bases in Syria, RIA news agency quoted the ministry’s spokesman as saying on Wednesday.

Igor Konashenkov was also quoted as saying the Syrian General Staff had evidence that warplanes from the Western coalition had carried out strikes on Syrian army positions in Deir al Zor province on Dec. 6.

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