Photo: Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation
The Pentagon called the transfer of Syrian anti-aircraft missile systems s-300 irresponsible. Statement of the U.S. defense Department on Twitter quoted CNN journalist Ryan brown.
“It seems that it is intended to cover the nefarious activities of her (Russia) partners of Iran and Syria,” — said the Ministry of defense of the United States.
The delivery of s-300 in the Arab Republic was completed on 1 October. They include 49 pieces of equipment: radars illumination, basic system identification, control machine and four launchers. According to defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the weapon is designed to improve the security of Russian military in Syria.
Transfer to the Damascus modern air defense systems were announced after the incident with the Russian Il-20 that was shot down in the night of September 18, near the Mediterranean coast. Moscow believes that the Israeli military has set up a military plane hit Syrian weapons.
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