Russia’s Vladimir Putin is tilting the world balance as he continues to challenge world powers and ignite a unified concern that the world could come to its heel at the prospect of Russian domination. Russia launched a series of airstrikes over Syria, sparking concerns on what the country could do should opposition from other regions push it to a corner. Will Russia start World War and win?
Russia Launches Air Strikes
Russia has made use of its Iranian base to launch air strikes over Syria. According to reports, Russia’s bombers targeted facilities of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist groups in Aleppo, Deir ez-Zor and Idlib provinces.
Russia’s long-range bombers Tu-22M3 and frontline bombers Su-34, stationed in Hamadan air base in Iran, rained down on command posts and militants’ training camps in Syria. According to reports, the air strike hit five large armament depots and three command posts used by terrorists in Aleppo for operations.
“The air strike has destroyed five large depots with armament, ammunition, fuel and lubricants, militants’ training camps in the areas of the communities of Serakab, Al-Bab, Aleppo and Deir ez-Zor, and also a large number of militants. The arms and ammunition depots, the training camps and the command posts destroyed by the air strike were used to provide supplies for the militants operating in the area of Aleppo,” Tass quoted the Russian Defense Ministry.
Putin Tips Balance
In another report from Global Research, the publication claims that as Russia acquired quietly a proper permanent base in the Mediterranean for the first time, it now has the power to tip the world balance.
“Establishing a permanent foreign base in Syria is for the Russians a major departure from their former policy given the Russian military’s overwhelming focus on defending Russian territory rather than projecting Russian military power far beyond Russia’s borders,” the report said.