Last week, President Putin informed his Syrian colleague, Bashar Al-Assad, over the phone about his decision to supply the S-300 air defense systems to Syria.
The decision was made after our reconnaissance aircraft was shot down over the Mediterranean Sea. Russia placed the blame for the tragedy on Israel.
The Russian government found Israel’s excuses insincere and unconvincing, claiming that Israel’s actions were in conflict with the level of trust and cooperation that existed between the two countries up until the Il-20 tragedy.
Firstly, the Syrian Armed Forces will be supplied with the advanced S-300 air defense missile system within two weeks. It is capable of intercepting air threats at a range of more than 150 miles while simultaneously hitting several aerial targets.
Secondly, the command centers of Syrian troops and military air defense units will be equipped with automatic control systems, which have so far only been supplied to the Russian Armed Forces. Most importantly, it will ensure the identification of all Russian aircraft by the Syrian air defense forces.
Thirdly, in the regions over the waters of the Mediterranean Sea bordering Syria, Russia will jam the satellite navigation, on board radar, and communication systems of combat aircraft which attack targets on Syrian territory.
Russia is convinced that these measures will calm down some hotheads and keep them from committing careless actions which pose a threat to their servicemen. Otherwise, we will have to respond in line with the current situation.”
We will have to see just how far up Russia has to ratchet its position before Israel gets the message. Make no doubt about it – Israel, the US, and NATO got checkmated.
Russia Insider / ABC Flash Point Deception News 2018.