In a shocking revelation, satellite imagery published by ImageSat Intl. confirmed Russia redeployed an S-300 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system from Syria to support Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The S-300 arrived in Syria in 2018 in a much-needed upgrade of the Syrian Army’s older air defence systems and it was deployed inland to protect critical Syrian targets, including the Misyaf research centre, which Israel claims Syria is developing long-range missiles with the help of advisors from allied countries to Syria.
However, with the recent revelation, Moscow appears to have taken the S-300 back and shipped it off to the Black Sea.
Kevork Almassian is an award-winning political commentator from Syria. He is the founder of Syriana Analysis and is known for his contribution to the literature on the Syrian war.