Russian soldiers headed to Syria, as Russian weapons exporter gives military systems to Assad regime
Russia sending soldiers to protect its military base at Syria’s Tartus port, while its key weapons’ exporter announced that it will provide military systems to the Assad regime.
Rosoboronexport, Russia’s primary weapons exporter, announced that it would be delivering advanced defense systems to Syria. The systems in question would make it possible to counter military forces and could be used to take down aircraft or naval vessels in case of foreign intervention.
Speaking on the issue, Rosoboronexport’s General Director, Anatoly Isaykin, said, ‘These mechanisms are a good and reliable means of defending against attacks by air or by sea. This is not a threat, but whoever is planning an attack should consider this.’
The company’s announcement is the most recent development regarding Russia’s ongoing assistance to Assad’s regime and the Washington-Moscow dialogue concerning foreign intervention.
According to US military officials, Russia is sending armed forces to secure its naval base in the Syrian port of Tartus – a strategically important port that is Moscow’s main access point to the Mediterranean.