Moscow: Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov claimed that the deployment of the Russian S-300 air defence system has resulted in reduction in the air attacks by the United States and allies in Northern Syria. Deputy Prime Minister Borisov also said that this is an important factor for the deployment of the Russian S-300 system. At the same time, Russian Deputy Prime Minister announced that Russia will be carrying out testing of small and big air defence systems and bombers during the Syrian conflict.
Russian Deputy Prime Minister recently visited Syria to assess the new military campaign started by the Syrian military in the Idlib region and to hold talks with the Syrian government. While talking to the local media, on his return from the visit, the Russian Deputy Prime Minister informed that the deployment of the S-300 was successful. Borisov said that there is a marked reduction in the air attacks by the United States and its allies in Northern Syria.
The Russian Deputy Prime Minister did not elaborate further about the S-300. But there are major modifications carried out in the Pantsir S-1 air defence system and Iskander-M ballistic missile system already deployed in Syria and both the systems will be tested in Syria itself. Deputy Prime Minister Borisov also said that the Tupolev TU-160 supersonic bombers, TU22M3 supersonic bombers, TU-95 bombers, MiG 29k fighter jets and KA-52K Katran helicopters deployed at Tartus in Syria will be tested in the counter terrorism action in there.
Meanwhile, as per the claims of the western media, there is no reduction in the air attacks by the United States in northern Syria and it has intensified its action in the Deir ez-Zorregion in north-east Syria. Russia has been accused even in the past of using the counter terrorism conflict as a testing ground for its arms systems. The accusations have gained ground because of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister’s claims. At the same time, the onus of disproving the claims of the Russian Deputy Prime Minister is on the United States.