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Lavrov: Russia will honor its S-300 missile contract with Damascus. Two Russian warships head for Syria
Posted By admin On June 21, 2013 @ 5:20 am In World News | Comments Disabled
June 21, 2013
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday, June 20, that Moscow will honor its controversial contract to deliver S-300 air defense missile systems to Syria.
He spoke the day after the announcement that two warships carrying 600 Russian marines were heading for Syria “to protect the Russian citizens there” along with air force cover as needed.
Lavrov told Russian TV: “We respect all our contracts and are honoring all our contractual obligations.”DEBKAfile: Both Russia and the United States are pumping more arms into Syria for the decisive battle for Aleppo between the HIzballah-backed Syrian army and heavily mobilized rebel forces.
DEBKAfile reported earlier:
Just one day after the G8 Summit ended in the failure of Western leaders to overcome Russian resistance to a resolution mandating President Bashar Assad’s ouster, Moscow announced Wednesday June 19, the dispatch to Syria of two warships carrying 600 Russian marines. They were coming, said the official statement, “to protect the Russian citizens there.” Russian Deputy Air Force Commander Maj.-Gen. Gradusov added that an air force umbrella would be provided the Russian expeditionary force if needed.
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 DEBKAfile: http://www.debka.com/article/23058/Lavrov-Russia-will-honor-its-S-300-missile-contract-with-Damascus-Two-Russian-warships-head-for-Syria
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