Syrian S-300 crews are still not ready to operate the S-300 air defense system themselves, Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported on January 22.
According to the report, the S-300 crews have not passed firing exams yet. The newspaper speculated that the crews could be ready not earlier than in March 2019. Then, one battalion of the S-300 air defense system will be reportedly deployed in the T4 airbase area.
Citing own sources, Kommersant stated that Russia is not going to change its current attitude towards Israeli strikes on Syria if no targets near Russian personnel are hit.
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