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Russian Official: S300 Anti-Aircraft Missile Sale to Syria Canceled

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Times of Israel – Despite official statements to the contrary, Russia will not transfer a shipment of advanced anti-aircraft missiles to Syria, an unnamed senior Russian official told the Sunday Times.

According to the report, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu managed to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin of the risk such a deal posed to regional stability and Israeli civilians during a meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this month, leading to the cancellation of the planned sale of six S-300 batteries to Bashar Assad’s regime.

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