Syria has received a division of anti-aircraft missile system S-300

On October 2, 2018, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin held an operational meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, during which Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported on the delivery of the S-300 complex and other equipment to enhance the security of the Russian military in Syria. They also discussed current issues on the domestic Russian agenda.
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(c) Press Service of the President of Russia
Beginning of Meeting with Permanent Members of the Security Council
V.Putin:Dear colleagues, good evening!
Before we turn to the main issue that we wanted to discuss today, I would ask the Minister of Defense to report on how my assignment for Syria is being fulfilled. Sergey Kuzhugetovich, please.
S.Shoigu:Dear Vladimir Vladimirovich! Dear Colleagues!
In accordance with the decision of the President, we have embarked on a number of activitiesaimed at strengthening the air defense systems in the Syrian Arab Republic, including, above all, the protection of our troops.
We have completed the delivery of S-300 complexes. This includes 49 pieces of equipment: lighting locators, basic detection systems, control vehicles and four launchers. Work completed a day ago. We have completed the delivery of the entire complex to Syria.
In addition, we significantly strengthened and switched on the electronic warfare system, added additional equipment there. As a result, today we control the near zone up to 50 kilometers and the far zone, the main direction from which we entered the Syrian territory, we control 200 kilometers.
As for the unified control system of the entire air defense network, we also began to supply equipment. We will complete all the work with the preparation and training of crews and tying them into a single network by October 20.
V.Putin:How long will it take to train the crews and crews of the Syrian army to work on the S-300?
S.Shoigu: Three months.
V.Putin:Thank.
S.Shoigu:We also completed the selection of the necessary personnel, specialists, and started training.
V.Putin:Well thank you.

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