Russia to supply Syria with missile system

26 September, 2018, 01:33 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Russia again says Israel is to blame for the downing of its military plane by Syrian forces - Los Angeles Time

The decision to supply the S-300 technology was taken by President Putin because of the downing of the Russian aircraft, the defence minister said.

"It is capable of intercepting air threats at a range of more than 250 kilometers and simultaneously hitting several aerial targets", he said in the statement.

But what exactly does the transfer of the S-300 missile system to the Assad regime mean for Israel and the region amidst deteriorating relations between Russian Federation and Israel?

Moscow has been a key ally of Mr. Assad in Syria's brutal civil war and is positioned to have a major say in the country's future as the government appears to be near victory over the leading rebel groups.

President Trump's top advisor on national security matters also reiterated his warning that any future chemical weapons attack attributed to the Syrian military - a basis already cited twice for recent United States airstrikes on Syria - would be met with a harsh response.

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said the country would deploy batteries of its S-300 air defence missile systems in Syria in what it said was a retaliatory move. The military's reconnaissance Il-20 was shot down by the Syrian government missile defense systems responding to an Israeli airstrike.

In the phone call, Netanyahu also said he told Putin that Israel would continue to protect its security and interests.

Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton also warned Russian Federation that supplying the weapons would be a "major mistake", denouncing the sale as a "significant escalation" on Monday.

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Russian Federation last month hinted it would supply the weapons to President Bashar al-Assad, over Israeli objections, after Western military strikes on Syria.

Israel has denied responsibility for shooting down the plane and sent its air force chief to Moscow for hastily arranged meetings with Russian officials to explain the incident.

On September 17, 2018 Syrian air defences down by error a Russian Ilyushin Il-20 military plane over the Mediterranean, killing all 15 crew members, as Israel is carrying out a raid on a Syrian army facility.

Konashenkov stressed that the radar images "clearly showed the direction of the flight of the S-200 missile launched by the Syrian air defense system, as well as the locations of the Russian and Israeli aircraft".

Idlib is an inseparable part of Syria and it is natural for the government to retake control of the city and stabilize its sovereignty over there, he added.

Israel maintains that indiscriminate fire from Syrian forces was to blame for the incident. Russian Federation had initially held off at the request of Israel.

Failing the use of stealth aircraft such as the F-35 or electronic-warfare counter-measures, close-in weapon systems (CIWS) are expected to prove effective for detecting and destroying incoming missiles and enemy aircraft that penetrate defences.

Speaking to reporters before boarding a flight to NY to address the U.N. General Assembly, Netanyahu vowed that Israel would continue to fight Iran's efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.

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