Russia is ready to supply Syria’s air defense system as a priority
MOSCOW, 22 APR — RIA Novosti. Russia is in agreement can deliver Syria the necessary volumes of air defense as a priority, it will not require additional burden on the defense industry, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on defense and security Viktor Ozerov.
Earlier on Friday in an interview with RIA Novosti Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said that Damascus is interested in air defense systems of the last generation, and that specific negotiations between the defense ministries of Russia and Syria on the issue of a new air defense “part of the daily relationship.”
The Syrian leader also said that earlier terrorists had destroyed more than half of the defenses.
“The necessary volumes (air defense systems) can be supplied in priority, it will not require additional burden on the defense industry,” — said the MP.
Ozerov said that in these supplies if the decision will be made about them, “there is nothing extraordinary, considering that Syria is at war with terrorists and that Russia is supporting them in the implementation of the objectives of the fight against terrorism”.
“It would not violate international law and UN security Council, air defense systems are not offensive, but defensive weapons,” — said the head of the Committee.