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Russia will supply Syria with warplanes, artillery systems and anti-aircraft missiles, Mikhail Dmitriyev, head of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation told media Friday night.
Israeli officials reacted angrily to the news, Reuters reported.
“Syria at the present time cannot afford to pay for this sophisticated
weaponry, indeed, it has hardly enough money to buy food for its
citizens. One can only wonder what is the real reason behind this
dubious deal," an unnamed government official in Jerusalem told the news
Israel and Russia have already been at odds in recent years over
Moscow’s pledge to provide Iran, another Israeli enemy, with the
advanced S-300 air defense system. Though the order was placed in 2007,
none of the systems have been delivered, allegedly due to technical
glitches, though many believe the delay stems from international
opposition to the sale.