Russia Will Send S-300 Anti-Missile System to Syria Within 2 Weeks 

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The Russian Defense Ministry promised to take "adequate" measures after the Israeli Air Force used the Russian Il-20 as a shield while attacking targets in Syria, which led to the downing of the aircraft by Syrian air defences last week.


During a Monday briefing, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow will deliver advanced S-300 air defense systems to Syria within two weeks as an adequate response to Israel's role in the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane last week.

The system, which has a range of 250 kilometers and can engage several aerial targets, will be deployed to boost the security of Russian servicemen stationed in Syria. Furthermore, the automatic equipment supplied by Moscow will ensure the identification of Russian aircraft by Syrian air defense forces.

He proceeded to say that Moscow had stopped delivery of S-300s to Damascus back in 2013 at Israel's request, but the situation around the supplies has changed "through no fault of Russia."

"This forced us to take an adequate response aimed at improving the security of Russian troops performing tasks to combat international terrorism in Syria."

Shoigu further stressed that if measures taken by Russia following the Il-20 crash over the Mediterranean fail to cool "hotheads," "we will have to respond in line with the situation."

"We are convinced that measures taken by Russia will cool "hotheads" and prevent ill-considered actions threatening Russian servicemen. Otherwise, we will have to respond in line with the situation."

 

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Russia Will Send S-300 Anti-Missile System to Syria Within 2 Weeks 

2018/09/1537780991.jpg
Read: 567     15:00     24 September 2018    

The Russian Defense Ministry promised to take "adequate" measures after the Israeli Air Force used the Russian Il-20 as a shield while attacking targets in Syria, which led to the downing of the aircraft by Syrian air defences last week.


During a Monday briefing, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow will deliver advanced S-300 air defense systems to Syria within two weeks as an adequate response to Israel's role in the downing of the Russian Il-20 plane last week.

The system, which has a range of 250 kilometers and can engage several aerial targets, will be deployed to boost the security of Russian servicemen stationed in Syria. Furthermore, the automatic equipment supplied by Moscow will ensure the identification of Russian aircraft by Syrian air defense forces.

He proceeded to say that Moscow had stopped delivery of S-300s to Damascus back in 2013 at Israel's request, but the situation around the supplies has changed "through no fault of Russia."

"This forced us to take an adequate response aimed at improving the security of Russian troops performing tasks to combat international terrorism in Syria."

Shoigu further stressed that if measures taken by Russia following the Il-20 crash over the Mediterranean fail to cool "hotheads," "we will have to respond in line with the situation."

"We are convinced that measures taken by Russia will cool "hotheads" and prevent ill-considered actions threatening Russian servicemen. Otherwise, we will have to respond in line with the situation."

 

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Tags: Russia   Syria   S-300