The Russian defense Ministry officially confirmed the delivery to Syria of the battery of anti-aircraft missile system s-300. Previously, it stated the Fox News channel. The Russian defense Ministry stressed that this is a purely defensive system and it does not pose any threat.
Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov confirmed the delivery to Syria of the battery of anti-aircraft missile system s-300. As stated in the press service of the defense Ministry, received MKRU, this complex is designed to ensure the safety of the naval base in Tartus and located in the coastal area of the ships.
Konashenkov expressed surprise that this news has caused such a stir in the West. It will be recalled that the s-300 is a purely defensive system that anyone is no threat.
Recall that on the delivery to Syria of s-300 complexes previously reported by the Fox News channel, citing sources. Television experts immediately noticed that the banned in Russia groups “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra” and “ISIS,” no aircraft, from which it would be necessary to defend such complexes.
However, as noted by reviewer “MK” Olga Bozhyev in his article “the Possible deployment of Russian s-300 in Syria due to the “American fever” such aircraft and cruise missiles have the United States and they are moving “in the right direction.”
Apparently, Russia wants to protect the Syrian government troops and to make sure that if Assad’s army will once again go on the offensive, not be attacked by coalition aircraft, as happened in Deir-ez-Zor. In this case, the no-fly zone is unilaterally set by Damascus and Moscow.