The main area of Syria is protected by a battery consisting of the S-300 in Tartus and the S-400 Triumph air defense systems in the Hmeymim base. This was announced by the head of the Council of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security, Viktor Ozerov.
“I believe that the main part of Syria is covered. This is protection not only for the Russian contingent, but also for the Syrian forces,” Interfax quoted Ozerov as saying.
The Russian Defense Ministry had previously said that Russia had sent the 3RS S-300 battery to Syria to ensure the safety of the naval base in Tartus and ships of the Russian Navy's operational task force located in the coastal zone.