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Putin ratifies agreement on Russian naval base in Tartus, Syria

President Vladimir Putin signed the law on the ratification of an agreement between Russia and Syria on expanding the naval facility near the port city of Tartus, making it a full-fledged naval base, TASS reports. The document was published on the official Russian web portal for legal information. It was adopted by the State Duma on December 21 and approved by the Federation Council on December 26.