Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Khmeimim Air Base in Syria

epaselect epa06382902 Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) meets with Russian servicemen at the Hmeimim (also Khmeimim) Air Base, south-east of the city of Latakia in Syria, 11 December 2017. Media reports state Russian President Vladimir Putin made an unannounced visit to Syria where he met with Syrian Presidents Bashar al-Assad and ordered a withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria. EPA-EFE/MICHAEL KLIMENTYEV / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL MANDATORY CREDIT