Russia reportedly sends missile systems to Syria

Ukraine Plane Missile
Ukraine Plane Missile

In this Aug. 27, 2013 file photo, a Russian air defense missile system SA-11 launcher is on display at the opening of the MAKS Air Show in Zhukovsky outside Moscow.


Russia has sent missile systems to Syria to protect its military forces there, the head of Russia’s air force said on Thursday.

Colonel General Viktor Bondarev said fighter jets could be hijacked in countries neighboring Syria and used to attack Russian forces.

“We have calculated all possible threats. We have sent not only fighter jets, bombers and helicopters, but also missile systems,” Bondarev told Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

“We must be ready.”


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