Syria to get Russian S-300 missiles, says Lavrov ahead of meeting with UN envoy

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Syria to get Russian S-300 missiles, says Lavrov ahead of meeting with UN envoy


Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow might supply high-precision S-300 air-defense missiles to its ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the wake of Western air strikes.

In an interview with state news agency RIA published on April 20, ahead of his meeting with with Staffan de Mistura, the United Nation’s Syria peace envoy, on Friday, Lavrov said Russia had refrained from supplying Assad's government with S-300s in the past because Western countries had urged it not to do so....


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