Russia Confirms Deployment Of S-300 Air Defense Missiles To Syria

s-300-air-defense-missilesnews54sf54fsRussia’s Defense Ministry has confirmed that it has deployed an S-300 antiaircraft missile system to its Mediterranean naval base at Tartus, Syria.

In a statement issued on October 4, the Russian ministry said the missile battery was “intended to ensure the safety of the naval base” and the Russian Navy’s task force off the Syrian coast.