Russia denies claims that S-400 surface-to-air missiles have been deployed to the Hmeemeem airbase in Latakia, but photos do show a radar associated with the missile system. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.
The Syrian regime has won its first victory since Russian airstrikes were launched in Syria. Is Russia about to escalate its direct involvement on the ground? The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.