World War 3 fears as Russia BREAKS promise with Israel by sending missiles to Syria

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
By Paul Martin

RUSSIA has broken its promise to keep out of the Middle East crisis by arming war-torn Syria with advanced surface-to-air missiles.

Tue, Sep 25, 2018

The decision to deploy the S-300s comes after a Russian military aircraft was shot down over Syria last week during an Israeli airstrike.

Vladimir Putin initially appeared to accept the loss as an accident but the Kremlin has blamed Israel for the attack, saying Israeli jets on a bombing raid intentionally used the Russian Il-20 reconnaissance plane as cover.

Moscow said relations with Israel had been “damaged” by the downing of the plane and the deaths of the 15 personnel aboard.

Mr Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “According to information from our military experts, this tragedy was caused by deliberate actions by Israeli pilots, which certainly cannot but damage our relations.

“You know that Israel and the Russian Federation have quite advanced relations. Everything had worked correctly until this tragedy.”

Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said the country would deploy batteries of its S-300 air defence missile systems in Syria in what it said was a retaliatory move. Russia had initially held off at the request of Israel.

He said: “Please note that we suspended the delivery of the S-300 system to Syria in 2013 at the request of Israel.

“It was ready to be shipped and Syrian servicemen received relevant training. The situation has now changed.

“We are convinced the implementation of these measures will cool ‘hotheads’ and deter unreasonable actions that threaten our servicemen.”

Russia plans to deploy the S-300s, which will replace less-effective S-200 systems, in the next fortnight and defence analysts believe it will pose a significantly increased danger to Israeli aircraft seeking to attack Syrian targets.

The S-300 is capable of intercepting air attacks more than 150 miles away and can hit multiple targets simultaneously.

Israel has denied responsibility for shooting down the plane and sent its air force chief to Moscow for hastily arranged meetings with Russian officials to explain the incident.

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