S-300 arranged for Israel “non-flying weather”

Despite the active protests of Israeli politicians and the military, supplies of Russian S-300 systems began to Syria. They will protect the Syrian sky from Israeli air raids, which conducts operations without an international mandate and, often, with questionable goals.
They did not bomb Hezbollah, but Assad?
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a news conference following the UN General Assembly that supplies of Russian S-300 (Favorit, according to the Russian classification and NATO’s Rokot) to Syria have already begun. Any details Lavrov did not say. Military experts do not doubt that the output of complexes for combat duty will cool the ardor of aviation of “unfriendly” countries, and first of all Israel.
Deliveries of new weapons became a response to the incident in the sky over Latakia, near the coast of which the Syrian air defense was shot down by a Russian Il-20. The Ministry of Defense instantly blamed Israel for this, whose planes, according to the official version, bombarded Hezbollah military facilities (a factory for the production of precision missiles that allegedly could threaten the territory of Israel).
The leader of the Shiite movement Syed Hasan Nasrallah stated that the true goal of the Israelis was not to prevent the supply of weapons to Lebanese militants, but to “contain” the Syrian army. Moreover, as stressed by Nasrallah, Israel acts without a UN mandate, that is, in violation of international norms.
Meanwhile, the Iranian press is actively discussing the version that Israel did not bomb Hezbollah facilities, but its real purpose was Syrian President Bashar Assad. Allegedly, he was supposed to fly off that military night from the military base of Khmeimim (she is in Latakia) to Moscow for talks with Vladimir Putin about the future rebellious province of Idlib.
Such a version, which the “Free Press” expressed first in the Russian media, now finds more and more supporters in Russia and the Middle East. In her favor, in particular, the fact that along with the Israeli F-16 in the sky over Syria was a British reconnaissance aircraft Panavia Tornado, which is used to scan land targets. The speed with which Syria and Russia entered into an agreement to supply the S-300 (a more modern modification compared to the S-200, with which the Russian Il-20 was shot down) also indicates that the Syrian side no longer intends to tolerate the presence Israeli Air Force in their skies.

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