MOSCOW – Russia delivers within two weeks of the luchtafweersysteem S-300 to ally Syria. That will be the strength of the Syrian air defence to significantly increase, said the Russian minister Sergey Sjojgoe (Defence). The system can have multiple goals at the same time hitting at a distance of over 250 kilometres, he said according to news agency TASS.
The Russian minister Sergey Sjojgoe and president Putin.
The decision follows the shooting down of a Russian aircraft in Syria. The Syrians shot the plane by accident from the air while they were trying to an Israeli attack. The Russian ministry of Defence, Israel has blamed the unit as a shield. The Israeli forces have previously stated that the Syrians blindly to the shooting were.
Russia is now taking measures to prevent recurrence. So are Syrian luchtverdedigingseenheden with Russian tracking systems, says Sjojgoe. This allows them to Russian aircraft identify. The Kremlin stressed that the delivery of the S-300 system is not directed against a third country.
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