Putin to decorate personnel who fought in Syria: Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited 700 military personnel to an award ceremony at the KremlinPresident Vladimir Putin on Thursday will bestow state awards on Russian military personnel who fought in Syria after ordering the withdrawal of armed forces from the war-torn country, the Kremlin said. More than 700 soldiers and officers from the Russian air forces, ground forces and navy, and other military officials, have been invited to take part in the ceremony, the Kremlin said in a statement on Wednesday. The Russian strongman on Monday ordered the withdrawal of most of Russian forces from Syria saying Moscow’s task had been “on the whole” completed.

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