The U.S. State Department stated that the delivery of S-300 to Syria, which Russia has performed, can lead to a serious escalation, as Heather Nauert, the Spokesperson of the Department, said at the briefing in Washington.
“I cannot confirm that that is accurate. I hope that they did not. That would be a – I think sort of a serious escalation in concerns and issues going on in Syria, but I just can’t confirm it, so I don’t have anything more for you on that right now,” she said.
Reportedly, Russian Foreign Ministry informed that S-300 missile system was delivered to Syria.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the deliveries of this complex to Damascus began “right after the incident” with IL-20 intelligence plane which occurred over the Mediterranean Sea.
Reportedly, 13 people died as a result of Russia’s airstrikes at Syrian province Idlib. Later, Russia claimed to be continuing bombardments in Idlib, “if necessary.”
Earlier we also reported that Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) claimed that during the operation of the international anti-terrorist coalition in Syria headed by the U.S., 3,300 civilians died in the result of the air strikes.