What legacy the Russian Defense Ministry will have in 2017.
There's no victory over terrorism, but Putin has managed to bring Assad and the opposition to the negotiation table.
The White House does not expect the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power before March 2017. This is stated in an internal document prepared for the US officials involved in the Syrian issue.
The main task of military assistance to Damascus in the fight against the ISIS will be irreparable damage to the terrorists, said the Kremlin. The objectives of the Russian Air Force is the military infrastructure: weapons warehouses, fuel and ammunition.