Today the Ministry of Defense of Russia announced in an official statement that Russian forces had located and eliminated the group which conducted the attack on Hmeimim airbase on December 31, 2017. Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the technology used in those drones could only be obtained from a technologically advanced country.
He said both the drones that attacked the Russian bases had 10 explosive devices each weighing 400 grammes and were filled with what he called "small metal balls".
A first of its kind mass drone attack was confirmed by Russian Federation and they say there may be a Ukrainian connection to this attack.
The Defense Ministry said that 13 small drones, what they described as a "massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles", targeted two separate locations.
"Creating this sort of weapon is impossible in homemade conditions", Novikov said, adding that they could have been made "with the participation of specialists educated in countries that make and use this sort of drone".
Following the drone attack, the Russian Defence Ministry sent letters to Turkey's military leaders, asking them to deploy military observers to help prevent further attacks from Idlib on Russian assets. "This can happen in other countries and not only against military targets", Konashenkov said.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Thursday he should stop Syrian attacks on its opposition in northern Syria if he wants peace negotiations to succeed, Turkish presidential sources said.
The remark comes in the wake of Turkey's decision to summon Russian and Iranian envoys to the country, seeking to cease the Syrian government's violation of de-escalation zone borders in Idlib, claimed by Ankara, reported Sputnik. We know whom and how much they paid for these provocations....