Russia has confirmed that it has sent Air Defense missile system S300 to its naval base in Tartus, Syria’s port.
Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Yevgenyevich Konashenkov says it is aimed at sending its missile system to ensure its naval protection.
This move has been done at a time when conflicts with the West are increasing.
On Monday, the United States announced the suspension of negotiations for the joint aggression with Russia in collaboration with the Soviets in Syria.
Major General Igor Yevgenyevich Konashenkov said, ‘I want to tell you that the S300 is a completely defensive system and no one has any risk.’
He further said that ‘it is not clear why our Western partners are getting so worried when sending S300.’
Russian Defense Minister’s spokesman added that this defense system is similar to that before it was installed in Moscow.
It is the first time that Russia has installed the groundwater S300 out of its soil.
The S300 is a mobile system and its radar, launcher and command system is brought on several vehicles.
Installing this system in Syria indicates that Russia is strengthening its air defense system in Syria. Russia’s move also recognizes that if the US tried to intervene in Russia or Syria operations, it might have to pay a heavy price.
It is clear that the United States announced suspension of talks with Russia on the issue of Syria.
The US Department of State said Russia could not fulfill the terms of war last month.
On Monday, the US Department of Foreign Affairs said Russia has failed to implement the Syrian government’s ceasefire agreement.
The United States also accused Russia and Syria on accelerating the attacks on the aid workers and hospitals and targeting civilians.