"We believe that the measures taken by Russia after the criminal actions of Turkish aircraft, which downed a Russian aircraft — namely the deployment of air defense systems on land and in the sea — is an important step that will ensure more security for Russian and Syrian militaries," Mekdad told RIA Novosti.
S-400 Air Defense in Syria Gives Syrian, Russian Military More Protection
09:58 GMT 18.12.2015 (Updated: 10:11 GMT 18.12.2015)
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Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister said that deployment of S-400 air defense systems in Syria will provide security for Syrian and Russian militaries.
17 December 2015, 09:39 GMT
DAMASCUS (Sputnik) – The deployment of S-400 air defense systems in Syria will provide security for Syrian and Russian militaries, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said.