MOSCOW REGION, RUSSIA. AUGUST 25, 2015. A MiG-29K fighter jet on display at the opening of the 2015 MAKS International Aviation and Space Salon in the town of Zhukovsky, Moscow region. Sergei Bobylev/TASS Ðîññèÿ. Ìîñêîâñêàÿ îáëàñòü. 25 àâãóñòà 2015. Ñàìîëåò ÌèÃ-29Ê íà Ìåæäóíàðîäíîì àâèàöèîííî-êîñìè÷åñêîì ñàëîíå ÌÀÊÑ. Ñåðãåé Áîáûëåâ/ÒÀÑÑ

MOSCOW, June 3. /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in Syria on Wednesday confirmed the delivery of Russian-made MiG-29 fighter jets to the Arab republic.

“The Syrian army has received the second batch of MiG-29 from Russia within the framework of defense cooperation between our nations. The Syrians have already started using those planes for missions,” the embassy said on Twitter.

Syria’s SANA news agency reported about the delivery on May 30, citing military sources.

According to the agency, the handover ceremony took place at Russia’s Hmeymim air base. Later, the aircraft were deployed at various airfields. The Russian jets were expected to start their operations in the country’s airspace on June 1.

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