Sands: the Kremlin is very concerned about the presence of MANPADS in the hands of terrorists in Syria


MOSCOW, February 5. /TASS./ The Kremlin is extremely concerned that in the hands of terrorists in Syria are man portable air defence systems (MANPADS).

“Unconditional is one fact is the extreme concern that in the hands of terrorists are portable anti-aircraft missile systems. This is a huge danger to all countries”, – said the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

A Kremlin spokesman refused to comment the statements of Senator Igor Morozov, suggested that MANPADS, which was shot down Russian su-25, crossed into Syria from Ukraine. “Of course, not having accurate information where and how this MANPADS, as well as many others that the terrorists get into Syria, to make any statements should be very cautious”, he explained.

As reported by the defense Ministry, on Saturday in the Western Syrian province of Idlib militants extremist groups “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” (banned in Russia) from MANPADS shot down a Russian su-25.

At the same time, according to Peskov, the remaining capacity of the armed forces of the Russian Federation in Syria enough to strike at the terrorists.

“When the President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke about the completion of the active stage of the operation to support the Syrian armed forces in their counter-terrorism work, he said that persisting and remaining potential of the Russian armed forces on the temporary stationing sufficient to ensure that, if necessary, to deliver a crushing blow to the terrorists,” – said Peskov.

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