- Feb 21, 2016
Russian president Vladimir Putin says that Russian weapons have turned the tide of the war in Syria. Russian warplanes have flown 10,000 missions since Sept. 30 hitting 200 oil facilities allowing the Syrian military to drive militants from 500 towns and villages. For the first time, Russia tested its new air and sea launched cruise missiles to hit targets in Syria unleashing 115 strikes. Putin went on to say that dialogue between Russia and the US will create positive results and create conditions for political settlement.