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Russian air missiles for Syria

Russia's deputy foreign minister has confirmed that Moscow will provide Syria with state-of-the art air defence missiles to prevent foreign intervention in the country.

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Russian missile delivery to Syria 'stabilising'

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov has criticised the failure of the European Union to agree upon a new arms embargo, and insisted that the delivery of sophisticated surface-to-air missiles may help restrain "hot heads" and "warmongers".

Speaking to Russia Today he said:

Those systems by definition cannot be used by militant groups on the battlefield. We consider this delivery a factor of stabilization.

We believe that moves like this one to a great degree restrain some hotheads from escalating the conflict to the international scale, from involving external forces.

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