Will that give us an idea of how many Russian servicemen/women were deployed in Syria and how many more they intend to deploy?
Remember that Russia is not only helping Syria in their war, but is also training their
military too. So every 2 or 3 months Russia could be rotating their personnel. I saw a video
of pilots who returned to Russia way beyond the so called cease of fire. It makes sense
that Russia will rotate its military in Syria to make sure as much as possible military gets
trained. So my guess is , 2,000 military staff at the same time is rotated every couple of months. So 10,000 services man from the period of 2015 to 2016. but at the same time
only 2,000. probably it doesn't include volunteers trainers that are not in the Russian army that are also helping. their medals have to be more in $$ cash. someone like Motorola from Donetsk who released a video ,what he tried to show that was in Syria. The 10,000 medals neither should include the civilian staff that operate in the base ,cooking ,or cleaning ,musicians . etc.