Putin Tells Assad of Planned S-300 Delivery in Phone Call, Says Kremlin

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Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday spoke to Syria's Bashar al-Assad for the first time since last week's downing of a Russian military plane, telling him of Moscow's plan to deliver a new S-300 air defense system to the Syrian army.

In the phone call, initiated by Assad, Putin spoke of "additional measures to ensure the safety of Russian troops in Syria and to reinforce the country's air defense system, which includes the delivery of the modern S-300 systems," the Kremlin said in a statement.

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Thumb s.o.s 24 September 2018, 14:13

modern and S300 are two incompatible things. Why aren't they supplying next gen S400 AA like they did with Turkey?

Thumb galaxy 24 September 2018, 14:31

Assad did not request them. He learned of their delivery first time during the phone conversation.

Thumb s.o.s 24 September 2018, 14:45


Missing lebcan 24 September 2018, 17:44

Hello guys. Actually the S300s were already purchased by the Syrians back in 2014. Israel back then requested Russia to delay the delivery or stop it and the Russians obliged.