is strengthening Syria’s anti-air defense systems with the latest
ZRK missile system, Izvestiya has reported citing a source in
authorities are considering sending a batch of “Pantsir”
anti-aircraft rocket missile and gun systems (ZRPK) to Syria. The
deal, concluded a few years ago, was only partially realized for
financial reasons. Now Moscow has decided to send the remaining
Pantsir’s to Damascus without demanding immediate payment.
experts believe that Moscow’s decision was influenced by the
tense situation in Syria and the Americans’ threat to strike
the director of the Foreign Policy Agency and program director of
the Valdai Club, Andrey Sushentsov says, if the now Syrian
Pantsir’s shoot down an American plane, then we will find
ourselves in an even more difficult political situation than now,
because the blame will be put on Russia and thereby bring the
US-Russia confrontation to a new level.
for now everything is being done to ensure that the Pentagon will
not decide to launch such strikes.