RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – Russia is expected to sell its S-300 air defense systems to Iran, North Korea and Syria, Alexander Sherin, first vice-chairman of the defense committee of the lower house of the Russian parliament, said on Saturday.
“Not only must shipments of missile defense systems be delivered, but also shipments accompanied by people capable of training the personnel of those countries, so that Syria, Iran and North Korea can deploy these systems. they wanted it, “said Russian parliamentarian Alexander Sherin.
The S-300 missile represents the most efficient and progressive system that Syrians hold today. It knows how to intercept not only airplanes, but also ballistic missiles and perhaps even cruise missiles at altitudes of more than 150 kilometers.
“These systems had to be provided a long time ago … If we do not want our soldiers and officers to die, if we do not want, say, large-scale wars with the loss of civilians, everything is very simple: the S-300 system, “he added.
As a reminder, the head of the Main Operational Command of the Russian General Staff, General Sergei Rudskoy, declared on Saturday, April 14, that Russia would sell long-range S-300 missiles to Syria.
He said in a statement that 71 of the 103 missiles launched at targets in Syria on the night of 13 to 14 April had been intercepted by the Syrian DCA.
All of the 12 missiles targeting the Dumeir Airfield, located east of Damascus, were shot down by the Syrian DCA, which made use of former Soviet ground-to-air missile systems, the Russian Ministry of Defense said on Saturday. Defense in a statement.
The United States, the United Kingdom and France attacked Syria’s military infrastructure sites in the night of 13-14 April. This tripartite coalition fired 103 missiles (last year, the Syrian military airfield of al-Chayrat had already been attacked by 59 missiles), 71 of which were shot at the approach of their objectives, according to the Russian ministry of the defense.