MOSCOW, November 26. The deployment in Syria of the Russian systems s-400, designed to protect the aircraft HQs and in no way contradicts the work with the coalition led by the United States. This was stated on Thursday, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, answering questions of journalists after talks with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.
“The defense system is not directed against our partners, (together) with whom we are fighting with terrorists in Syria,” he said.
“This in no way contradicts what we are doing with the coalition, headed by the United States,” – said the Russian leader.
He explained that in order to protect their aircraft in Syria, Russia will not only use the system With-400, but funds and other support for bombers, fighters, electronic warfare, etc
On 26 November, anti-aircraft missile system s-400 was on combat duty at the Russian airbase Hamim in Syria. The decision on transfer of the complex was adopted after the Turkish air force shot down a Russian .
Press-the presidents of Russia and France in the Kremlin. Text translation