Syria is grateful to Russia for the S-300

Moscow’s decision to supply Damascus with the S-300 system is timely, these systems are exceptionally defensive, said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem. He noted that the complexes will perform only a defensive function “to protect the Syrian sky.”
Earlier, Israel expressed dissatisfaction with the presence of the Iranian military in the territory of the Syrian Republic. “The Iranian military is on the territory of Syria legally as military advisers,” Muallem stressed. Moreover, Syria will continue to cooperate with Iraq in the fight against terrorists, in particular, by the group “Islamic State” (banned in the Russian Federation). The coordinating center with the participation of Syria, Iraq, Iran and Russia works effectively and contributes to this task, Muallem said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on Monday, September 24 that, in accordance with the Russian president’s instruction, a S-300 air defense complex is being sent to Syria, and also electronic suppression of satellite navigation, airborne radars and combat communications systems of attack aircraft, attacking targets on Syrian territory.

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