MOSCOW, April 23 (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.
“We’ll have to wait to see what specific decisions the Russian leadership and representatives of Syria will take,” TASS cited Lavrov as saying on Monday during a visit to Beijing.
“There is probably no secret about this and it can all be announced (if a decision is taken),” added Lavrov.TASS
April 23. /TASS/. The question of providing S-300 air defense systems
to Syria has not been settled yet, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey
Lavrov told the media in Beijing on Monday. Lavrov’s reply was published on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website.
Kremlin mum on Russia's possible deliveries of S-300 air defense systems to Syria
"I cannot say that this question has been settled," Lavrov said. "We know what Russian President Vladimir Putin said. He has discussed such matters with an official of our Defense Ministry from the standpoint of
preventing a situation where Syria might turn out insufficiently
prepared for aggressive attacks, like the one that occurred on April 14.
It remains to be seen what decisions will be made by the Russian
leadership and Syrian officials. Apparently, no secrets are due here.
All this can be announced."