The Russian defense Ministry said that the delivery to Syria anti-aircraft missile system C-300 was needed to protect naval bases in Tartus and located off the coast of Russian warships from possible threats from the air. This was reported by the official representative of Department major General Igor Konashenkov.
Konashenkov said that this news provoked a stir in the West is puzzling. According to him, the C-300 is a defensive system, so anyone not a threat. In addition, the region was already a similar system “Fort”, located on the cruiser “Moscow”.
Placing SAM in Syria became interested in the Pentagon. It noted that I do not understand why such a system is necessary in a region where terrorists have no aircraft.