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Russia Announces Plans for Permanent Naval Base in Syria

Russia is on the verge of sealing a permanent naval base in Syria, upgrading its Soviet-era supply port in Tartus, the second largest port city in Syria, Deputy Minister of Defense Nikolay Pankov said on Monday. The Ministry of Defense confirmed the delivery of S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Tartus last week, at a period of rising tensions between Russia and the U.S.-led coalition in Syria.
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