(translated from the German "Spiegel" magazine)
Russia moved further military equipment and troops to Syria ,
the report several newspapers from the USA and Great Britain .
So Moscow has apparently sent 24 more combat aircraft of type Su-24
and Su - 25 to the Air Force base Latakia . Latakia is located north
of the port city of Tartus . There has been a few years since Russia
rather insignificant naval base , which is , however, massively expanded
according to recent reports .
Overall, Russia is thus now have in Latakia on 28 combat aircraft ,
reports the " Financial Times " , referring to a US official who
is not known . Furthermore, apparently stationed in Latakia :
15 Russian military helicopter Mi-8 types and Mi-24 ,
nine tanks of type T - 90 and 500 marines . In last week 's
speech by 200 Russian soldiers in Latakia still had .
According to information of the " Financial Times "
Moscow wants to deploy up to 2,000 military personnel in Latakia .
The information came from a Russian officials in Moscow,
who was familiar with the Syria question .
With the deployment of the soldiers will then completed
" the first phase of the Russian military mission in Syria ,"
said the interlocutor of the " Financial Times " .
The Kremlin denies officially vehemently to plan a military intervention in Syria .
Corresponding reports described the spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry as " hysteria " .
Vladimir Putin has called on the West to form a joint coalition in the fight
against the terrorist organization " Islamic State " .
Russia insists however that Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad remains in office .
The West has always refused .