Lavrov: Take 2 on Russian S-300s missiles for Syria

Is Moscow going through with selling advanced S-300 air defense missiles to Syria or not? It depends on when and where Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks. On a visit to Warsaw Friday, Lavrov switched from an earlier statement to say: “Russia is not planning to sell [advanced S-300 interceptors to Syria].  Russia sold them a long time ago. It has signed the contracts and is completing deliveries in line with the agreed contracts of equipment which is S-300 anti-aircraft technology.” Earlier Friday, after British premier David Cameron met President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Lavrov was quoted by the Itar-Tass news agency as saying that Russia would be “fulfilling contracts it has already concluded with Damascus” but that “this did not include sales of the S-300 system.”


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