A man in military uniform speaks at a meeting

Russian Lt.-Gen. Alexander Chaiko speaks at a briefing in the Russian command post in Damascus during a January 7, 2020 visit to Syria by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Shoigu. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his minister of defense, Lt.-Gen. Ali Ayoub, are also present. Video stills taken from the Russian Federation Ministry of Defense websites available at http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/transcripts/62551/videos under a Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 International