Russia promises to strengthen Syrian air defense in response to U.S. strike

The official spokesman of Russian Defense Ministry, Major-General Igor Konashenkov, said that Russia will take measures to strengthen the air defense system (ADS) of the Syrian army after the U.S. attack on a Syrian military base, as reported by Interfax news agency.

"To cover the most vulnerable objects of Syrian infrastructure, a set of measures to strengthen and improve the effectiveness of the air defense system of the Syrian armed forces will be implemented in the near future," Konashenkov said at a briefing in Moscow.

He claims that "only 23 missiles reached the Syrian air base; the impact point of the remaining 36 cruise missiles is unknown."

As a result of the attack, American missiles destroyed a warehouse of material and technical property, an educational building, a dining room, six MiG-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station.

  Russia, Syria, Air Defense