Three Russian S-300PM battalion sets delivered to Syria free of charge – source

According to the source, along with the launchers Russia delivered more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles for each battalion More:


[Editor’s note: Many voices have been clamouring for Russia to do something to curtail Israeli aggression against Syria. Donating 300s deadly, state of the art missiles free of charge to bolster Syria’s defences definitely counts as ‘doing something’. Tel-Aviv will not be best pleased. Ian]

Three Russian S-300PM battalion sets delivered to Syria free of charge — source

Russia has donated to Syria three battalion sets of S-300PM missile systems of eight launchers each, a military diplomatic source told TASS on Monday.

“On October 1, three battalion sets of S-300PM systems of eight launchers each were delivered to Syria,” the source said.

“These systems were previously deployed at one of the Russian aerospace forces’ regiments which now uses the S-400 Triumf systems. The S-300 systems underwent capital repairs at Russian defense enterprises, are in good condition and are capable of performing combat tasks,” the source said, adding that the S-300PM systems were handed over to the Syrian side free of charge.

According to the source, along with the launchers Russia delivered more than 100 surface-to-air guided missiles for each battalion.

An agreement on supplies of Russian S-300 missile defense systems to Syria were signed as far back as 2010 but was later frozen. Following the incident with the Russia Ilyushin-20 reconnaissance plane over the Mediterranean, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said on September 24, 2018 that Russia would supply S-300 systems to the Syrian army to reinforce its combat capacities. On October 2, Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that the S-300 systems had reached Syria.

On Tuesday, Shoigu said Russia had supplied Syria with 49 pieces of equipment as part of the S-300 delivery intended to boost security of the Russian taskforce in that country. The equipment included radars, control vehicles and four launchers. According to the minister, the delivery was finished a day ago.

The S-300 is an air defense missile system able to eliminate advanced aircraft, including planes using stealth technology, medium-range ballistic missiles, tactical and cruise missiles, and also airborne early warning and control (AWACS/AEW&C) aircraft as well as reconnaissance and strike systems.

S-300 to impede Israeli Air Force flights over Syria, says analyst

The expert believes that in order to ease tensions Russia should maintain a dialogue with Israel

Air defense systems S-300 will impede Israeli Air Force flights, including reconnaissance ones, over Syria. Although Tel-Aviv earlier said it would not give up its operations, the S-300 factor puts pressure on the Israeli leadership, the chief of the Bureau of Military-Political Analysis, Alexander Mikhailov, told TASS on Monday.

Earlier, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Israel would not give up its operations in Syria in defiance of the supply of Russia’s S-300 systems to that country.

“When Russia’s S-300s are turned on over Syrian-Israeli points of engagement, the Israeli pilots know they are on Russian radars. Naturally, they report this to their superiors and this puts pressure on the Israeli leadership,” Mikhailov said.

“The Israeli leadership’s position has been determined – Israel wants to go ahead with unhampered flights over Syria’s border areas and press for its decisions regarding the presence of Iranian forces there, which under our agreements with Israel are now leaving these territories,” Mikhailov said.

He believes that if Israel continues to coordinate its actions with the Russian group in Syria further on, it will be possible to avoid incidents in the future.

“We would like to believe that if Israel and the Israeli Defense Ministry hold consultations with the Russian group in Syria over all activities, no conflicts will ever emerge. I believe that the Israeli leadership will display common sense not to repeat such incidents and to stay out of the areas where our systems are turned on,” Mikhailov said.

He believes that in order to ease tensions Russia should maintain a dialogue with Israel.

“We should conduct a mutually beneficial dialogue with Israel and address it with fresh reminders that combat operations are in progress away from the Russian borders, but near the Israeli ones, so it would make no sense to aggravate the already complicated situation… One would like to believe that the Israeli Defense Ministry will refrain from provoking the Syrian air defense into hitting Israeli aircraft,” he added.

Russia’s reconnaissance and radio-electronic warfare plane Ilyushin-20 was shot down over the Mediterranean on September 17 while returning to the Hmeymim airbase. The Russian Defense Ministry said the plane was downed with a missile launched by Syria’s air defense system S-200, which was counterattacking four Israeli jets F-16 during their strikes against targets in Latakia province. The Ilyushin-20’s fifteen crew were killed in the tragedy.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on September 24 said that the loss of the Ilyushin-20 in Syria due to the Israeli air pilots’ actions forced Moscow to take extra security measures.

Russia’s air defense systems S-300 will be deployed in Syria within two weeks, the command posts of Syria’s air defense will be equipped with automatic Russian systems capable of identifying Russian planes and Russian means of radio-electronic warfare will pose obstructions to air strikes against targets in Syria.


  1. Everyone is familiar with the Mafia dictum: “You might as well cooperate because we are going to kill you anyway.” The U.S. and Israel are the two rogue outlaw international gangster countries of the world today. They have evil agendas to steal everything not nailed down with armed force. They are both invaders of Syria seeking to steal its land and resources. They care nothing about its people or history. Russia should have bombed both of them out of there long ago. Russia is being timid. But it is a tactical mistake to think you can negotiate with Mafia crooks like the Israelis and the secret criminals running the U.S. Government. All Putin is doing is prolonging the fateful day when they attack him first. He might as well go ahead and turn Israel into ashes today to teach them a lesson they won’t soon forget and accept the consequences. He might even win a war with the fools of the U.S. who also need to be taught a strong lesson and soon.

  2. KT: This is for you:

    يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لا يَسْخَرْ قَومٌ مِنْ قَوْمٍ عَسَى أَنْ يَكُونُوا خَيْرًا مِنْهُمْ وَلا نِسَاءٌ مِنْ نِسَاءٍ عَسَى أَنْ يَكُنَّ خَيْرًا مِنْهُنَّ وَلا تَلْمِزُوا أَنْفُسَكُمْ وَلا تَنَابَزُوا بِالألْقَابِ بِئْسَ الاسْمُ الْفُسُوقُ بَعْدَ الإيمَانِ وَمَنْ لَمْ يَتُبْ فَأُولَئِكَ هُمُ الظَّالِمُونَ

    ye who believe! Let not some men among you laugh at others: It may be that the (latter) are better than the (former): Nor let some women laugh at others: It may be that the (latter are better than the (former): Nor defame nor be sarcastic to each other, nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: Ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness, (to be used of one) after he has believed: And those who do not desist are (indeed) doing wrong.

    The English translation is generic, but if you read it yourself, you will see the actual command. Don’t lover yourself and forgo grace.

  3. I believe that people who disagree, should duke it out. That is the law of nature. Anyone selling arms to anyone is pure evil.

    US is proof positive that when a fool makes a discovery (remember the imbecile Columbus went wrong he discovered Puerto Rico, and the Islands) he has done what idiots do: woke up an evil that was not manifest.

    Now Spain and Italy will be happy to see the back of it. It has done nothing but provide a place to evil people who were unfit to live among civilized people, to experiment their base desire unfettered. That is what happens when you have penal colonies: they let the most evil survive.

    If you ask the world, would they like that US was not ever “discovered?” We know what the answer will be. The few decent people who try to break free of this unholy conglomeration, like the VT and its readers are open targets.

  4. I thought that Syria had already paid for the S-300 systems, just like Iran. Russia, due to some concession to Israel has not supplied them. Basically to let them keep on attacking Syria and Iran.

    I think this claim of a free of charge generosity is similar to Trump claiming that Us was protecting Saudi Arabia, without charge.

    The truth is that the arms industry is making out like bandits creating demand by The truth is that the arms industry is making out like bandits creating demand by destabilizing regions and then selling them weapons for much greater profit than they are worth, in addition to extracting concessions from them which are unfair. These weapons systems are then under strict export control contracts, most of the subsystems sealed, and any maintenance is performed by the “contractors”.

  5. A gesture . . . and a kind one. They are not making profits off of this, in other words. War is hell kids, but Russia isn’t run by Bolsheviks this time. They aren’t having Assad foot the bill. They realize his nation has taken a hit.

    Israhell will never understand what they have done to people . . . so out of respect for Russian 300pm Battalions my Bloody Mary this afternoon will be made with some nice Russian wodka, and a slice of Sarah’Le crumbling cake.

    I’m tired of my drunk Uncle Sam’s OPERATION: Schmeckle Suck
    It’s been in operation for over 100 years.

    And remember kids, schmeckle rhymes with shekel.

    The Babylonian/Talmudic/Khazar/Bolshevik/Zionist carte blanche . . . needs to be revoked.

    • Bravo to Putin! Might even come with free refills!

      But, remember Sara Lee products are Boycott Israel Items, Israeli corp….

      The idea of BDS really burns their ass! You can find the boycott lists online, Dead Sea products, bed bath and beyond…etc. It’s really quite satisfying, not buying Israeli! Tell a friend!

  6. Pissrahell is upset because it can no longer violate another countries territory without consequences. This whole reeks of anti-semitism. The poor oppressed Jewish State can’t be left alone to just bomb it’s neighbors.

    • KT, Israel in Hebrew mean Abd ul Allah. Distorting names if forbidden to Muslims–if you are one. Anyway, there are a lot of people who lack grace. One more will not make any difference. Don’t let hate overcome your humanity.

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