Russia plans to reopen sale of S-300 Anti-aircraft Missile defence systems to the Assad regime following the unilateral action of the US, France and the UK in launching airstrikes on Syria.
“A few years ago, given the urgent request of some of our Western partners, we refused to supply the Anti-aircraft Missiles (AAMs) S-300 to Syria. In view of what has happened, we consider it possible to return to the consideration of this issue-and not only against Syria, but also others,” General-Colonel Sergei, head of the chief operating department of the Russian Armed forces said during a press briefing on the situation in Syria in Moscow Saturday.
“This reality of America's aggression demonstrates that there is no interest in the United States in the objectivity of the investigation and the desire to breach the process of peaceful settlement in Syria to stabilize the situation in the Middle East and have nothing to do with its stated objectives in the fight against international terrorism,” Sergei said.
Strikes were made on the day when the specialized mission to investigate the incident must start in a city where the use of the Phantom chemical weapon occurred, he said.
Russia had put off a deal to sell six S-300 batteries to Bashar Assad’s regime after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convinced Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in May 2013.
Netanyahu is said to have warned Putin that the sale of S-300 to Assad would invariably push the Middle-East into war and it had no relevance to Syria’s civil-war battles.
Syrian air defense units have downed 71 out of 103 cruise missiles launched by the US and its allies since early Saturday, Russian and Syrian media reported. Referring to the shooting down of missiles launched during the US-led airstrike, Head of the Russian General Staffs Main Operations Department Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said, “this testifies to the high efficiency of the weapon systems operational in Syria and the excellent skills of Syrian servicemen trained by our specialists," Rudskoi said, adding that Russia had fully restored Syrias air defense capabilities over the past eighteen months and continued improving it
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Russia will provide an S-300 air-defense missile system to strengthen its combat capabilities following the downing of a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 aircraft, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday. Syrias antiquated S-200 air defence system mistook a Russian turboprop aircraft for an F-16 jet of the Israeli Air Force and shot it down with a missile last week killing 14 persons on board
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