Russia Delivering Advanced Air Defense to Syria, Despite US Objections

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

(From RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty)

Russia has started delivering an S-300 missile defense system to Syria, despite objections raised by the United States and Israel, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

“The delivery started already,” in line with President Vladimir Putin’s orders after the downing of a Russian military jet on September 17 that killed 15 servicemen,Lavrov told a news conference at the United Nations late on September 28.

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