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Syria-bound Russian ships to get naval protection

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The Russian Navy is under orders to provide ‘unlimited protection’ to Russian cargo ships bound for Syria.
A spokesman for the Russian arms export agency spoke about this in Moscow on Wednesday three weeks after a Russian freighter carrying three refurbished helicopters to Syria turned back as it was traveling off Scotland.

The ship returned to its home port on Russia’s Kola Peninsula.


Jul 11, 2012



Syria won’t get new weapons from Russia


Russia is now supplying weapons and military hardware to Syria under already existing deals signed in 2008, a Russian defense official told reporters in Farnborough.
According to the source, Russia has no plans to sign new military agreements with Syria.

The official also added that Russia mainly delivers defensive weapons to Syria, e.g. anti-missile defense systems, and this doesn’t violate international obligations as Syria is not a subject to any sanctions.

The official also said that there are no Russian military experts working with Syrian troops.


Jul 11, 2012 17:48