Russia tested 210 kinds of weapons in Syria. This was told by the Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in a new film about the president called "Putin", TASS reported.
The head of the military department noted that Syria "has given vast experience to the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation."
"We watched 210 samples of weapons, checked with the Syrians on the battlefield. What we saw, made comments, additions - that's all, of course, in the future will save lives for those who come with this weapon to fight further," he said.
Russian forces have launched a military operation in Syria since the fall of 2015. The Kremlin officially announced the support of the regime of President Bashar Assad and sent aircraft, ground troops and ships to Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin has repeatedly stated about the "withdrawal" of Russian troops from Syria in connection with the "execution" of the assigned combat missions.
International organizations blamed Russia for attacks on civilian objects, in particular hospitals, and Bashar Assad's regime used chemical weapons, which resulted in large-scale civilian casualties.