May 31, 2013
Contradicting reports on time of delivery for anti-aircraft missiles; source tells Russian news agency missiles unlikely to be delivered before fall of 2013, while two Russian papers report missile shipment in 2014.
The head of aircraft maker MiG said on Friday that Russia was counting on providing Syria with 10 MiG-29 fighter planes and was discussing details with a Syrian delegation, RIA news agency reported. It did not say when they might be delivered.
Meanwhile, there were contradicting reports in Russia on when Moscow is scheduled to deliver the the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Syria.
Two Russian newspapers, Vedomosti and Kommersant, cited different sources as saying the weapons delivery is not expected before next year, rejecting claims the missiles had already been transferred to the regime of President Bashar Assad, according to AFP.
This article was posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 at 11:06 am