Defense Ministry confirmed sending S-300 to Syria

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As reported by Interfax, referencing official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov, Russia has sent a battery of anti-aircraft missile system S-300 to Syria.

According to him, the intention is to ensure the safety of the naval base in Tartus, and ships of Russian Navy located in the coastal zone.

“I remind you that S-300 is a purely defensive system, and does not impose any threat. It is not clear why the deployment of S-300 in Syria has caused such a stir among our Western colleagues,” said Konashenkov.

Earlier on Tuesday, TV channel Fox News, citing its sources,¬†reported that Russia has sent to Syria the newest air defense system S-300VM “Antey-2500”.

According to the channel, the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra do not have aircraft or cruise missiles, so the Russian defense complex can potentially confront a possible threat from the United States.

Source: NovayaGazeta.ru

 

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