WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Russia officials announced they will be transferring their S-300 missile protection systems to a base in Syria to ensure basic safety of flights in excess of the airspace.
The go follows the capturing down of a Russian fighter jet by Turkey above the Syrian border. Russian President Vladimir Putin referred to as the incident a “stab in the again,” and mentioned the Turkish authorities will experience “critical repercussions” as a consequence.
“The S-300 air protection complex will be moved to our air foundation in Syria. I do hope that this and other actions that we will take will be sufficient to make flights protected,” Putin advised Russian state-owned information agency Tass.
The Kremlin’s defense minister stated in an previously announcement the Russian govt would also be moving Russia’s S-400 Triumf air protection techniques to the Hmeimim air base in Syria. ITV reviews Russia is making use of the foundation to phase its airstrike functions in help for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s combat from the two the Totally free Syrian Army and the Islamic State, Sunni militants also determined as Daesh and by the acronyms ISIS and ISIL.
The S-300 missile defense technique is a complex of area-to-air missiles. Russian officers will also supply the method to Iran later this calendar year.