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Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman has commented on the possible delivery of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria.
According to Lieberman, Israel’s only concern regarding the systems delivery is which targets the systems may be used against. The Minister stressed that Israel’s problem is not Russia, as Russian air defense systems have already been deployed in Syria and not used against Israel.
“What's important to us is that the defensive weapons the Russians are giving Syria …
Russia has the technical capability to supply Syria with S-300 anti-air missile systems within a month, by using what the Russian military department has available and carrying out the necessary modifications, TASS reported with reference to a military diplomatic source.
According to the source, there are two ways that S-300s could be sent to Syria. One would be to produce systems of the export variety, but then Syria would only receive them in one and a half to two years. The other option …
Israel fears that the supply of Russian S-300 missile systems to Syria will jeopardize the "freedom of action" of the Israeli Air Force in its neighboring state, El País reports. In addition, Israel is concerned that the deployment of more modern systems in Syria could protect Damascus from "future retaliatory measures."
According to El País, Israel’s apprehension was due to an announcement by the Russian Federation that, in connection with US-led missile strikes by the western Allies, Russia …
In an interview with the BBC television channel, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia was ready to consider all necessary steps to strengthen the security of Syria after the Western coalition strike.
"President Putin addressed this issue [regarding the S-300 delivery]. And he clearly reminded [us] that few years ago, at the request of our partners, we decided not to supply the S-300 to Syria," Lavrov said. Russia now intends to reconsider the option of delivering the S-300 …
Russia has begun tactical drills using S-300 PM1 anti-air defense systems in the Rostov province, Southern Military District spokesperson Vadim Astafyev told Interfax.
“In Rostov province territory, tactical drills have begun with divisions of the anti-air missile forces of the 4th army of the air force and the anti-air defense of the Southern Military District. At the training alarm signal, the S-300 PM1 anti-air missile systems marched in a designated region, during which the soldiers …
The new president of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, stated that Serbia would like to acquire S-300 surface-to-air missile system, as reported by the Serbian television station RTS.
Along with the announcement, Vučić noted that Belgrade is discussing the possibility of obtaining the S-300 system not just from Russia, but from with Belarus. At the moment, there is no agreement for the delivery of the surface-to-air missile system from any country to Belgrade.
The Prime Minister of Serbia said that …
Interfax news agency reported, citing Georgian Foreign Minister Mikheil Janelidze, that Russia has deployed additional anti-aircraft S-300 missile systems to Abkhazia.
"We have information about the delivery of additional Russian S-300 complexes into Abkhazia. These actions of the Russian side, similar to the decision to integrate the South Ossetian military units into the Russian Armed Forces, yet again, confirm that Russian politics are oriented towards annexation, and not towards securing …
The main area of Syria is protected by a battery consisting of the S-300 in Tartus and the S-400 Triumph air defense systems in the Hmeymim base. This was announced by the head of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Ozerov.
“I believe that the main part of Syria is covered. This is protection not only for the Russian contingent, but also for the Syrian forces,” Interfax quoted Ozerov as saying.
The Russian Defense Ministry had previously said that Russia …
Russia is significantly increasing its military presence in Syria after the ceasefire broke down. It has deployed servicemen, aircraft and advanced missile systems to the country, Reuters reported, citing publicly available sources. The analysis of this data shows that Russia has doubled its military presence by air and sea compared with the almost two-week period that preceded the truce.
It is the largest deployment of Russian Armed Forces in Syria since the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, …
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation made a statement about how the Russian military will use air defense in Syria after relations with the United States have worsened.
“I remind the US strategists that air cover for the Russian military bases in Tartus and Hmeymim includes S-400 and S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems, the range of which may come as a surprise to any unidentified flying objects,” Major General Konashenkov stated. According to him, “today the Syrian army has S-200, …