SYRIA (OBSERVATORY) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with BBC about the possible sale of S-300s in Damascus that since the attack launched by the Washington-London-Paris tripartite coalition, Moscow has options on the table and that he would skimp on any means.
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that Russia’s air defense systems deployed to Syria had managed to intercept 71 missiles from the 103 missiles launched on Syria on April 14 by the United States, France and the United Kingdom.
“We decided several years ago, at the request of our partners, not to make S-300 systems available to Syria. Today, after this cruel aggression by the United States, France and the United Kingdom, we are studying all the options to ensure the security of the Syrian state,” said the head of Russian diplomacy.
The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said the Syrian army had used Russian air defense systems, such as S-125s, S-200s, Buks and Kvadrat, to neutralize 71 missiles on the ground. 103 fired by the tripartite coalition.