Russian officers share combat experience in Syria with Indonesian servicemen

19 March 2020 Officers of the Russian Armed Forces’ General Staff Military Academy have shared the experience of post-conflict peace-building in the Syrian Arab Republic with cadets of the Indonesian Defense University in Jakarta, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.                                                  
"Deputy Chief of Russia’s principal military educational institution Lieutenant-General Vladimir Savchenko, who had accomplished missions in Syria more than once, delivered a lecture for Indonesian officers and generals," the press office said. He noted the role of the Russian Center for the Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides and the Refugee Migration Monitoring and emphasized the delivery of humanitarian cargo, medical assistance to civilians and operations to demine vital facilities. The lecture interested the audience that asked Savchenko numerous questions.
During a working meeting, the Russian delegation and representatives of the Indonesian university’s leadership agreed on extending mutually beneficial cooperation, in particular, forming joint teams to organize interaction, exchanging delegations, and holding training sessions for senior officers of the Indonesian Armed Forces.