The Pentagon announced the aircraft of the Western countries a possible target of Russian s-300 in Syria
The Pentagon announced the aircraft of the Western countries, the target for transferred to Syria Russian anti-aircraft missile systems s-300. In the Russian defense Ministry confirmed the transfer of the battery, but insist that it is only with defensive weapons.
From the U.S. military deploying a battery of s-300 commented on the press Secretary Tim cook. He stressed that neither the group “Islamic state” nor the group “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (both banned in Russia) don’t have enough aircraft or cruise missiles, to counter that is designed s-300.
“I would wonder what the purpose of these systems?” – said the representative of the Pentagon. Responding to a question about whether the complexes a threat to the US air force and allies, cook noted that “it depends on how the Russians use them”, reports the BBC Russian service.
In the Russian defense Ministry said earlier that the system is designed to ensure the security of naval bases in Tartus and located in the coastal area of the ships of the operative connection of the Russian Navy.
Official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov said that it was unclear why the location of the system in Syria is causing a stir in the West: “let me Remind you that the s-300 is a purely defensive system and no one poses no threat.”
The Fox News channel, citing sources in the US administration reported that Russia has placed first in Syria, the latest air defense system s-300VM “Antey-2500″ (SA-23 Gladiator) on the Russian naval base in Syrian Tartus. In the United States regarded it as the military build-up.
On Monday, the state Department announced that the U.S. stops talks with Russia on Syria because “Russia has failed to fulfill its promises, including its obligations under international humanitarian law”. In addition, Washington said, “either Moscow’s unwillingness or inability forced the Syrian regime to cooperate”.