Russia activates supplies to Belarus additional anti-aircraft missile system S-300, said during a visit to Minsk, Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov.
"In 2010 We have completed the first stage of the repair and modernization of the Belarusian air defense missile systems S-300. Agreed to step up work on the following supplies of these missile systems in Belarus, "- said on the eve of Serdyukov, RIA" Novosti ".
He noted that the north-western direction of the air is an area of responsibility of a single regional Russian-Belarusian air defense system.
"We realize the strengthening of the system," — said Serdyukov.
The contract to supply S-300 systems to Belarus was signed in mid-September 2005 in Minsk. Exactly how many complexes Moscow had put Belarus, is not specified.
"Note that this will be an additional delivery makes paspekulyavats, not the ones it is the C-300, which in the end to the scandal in Last year, Moscow refused to deliver to Iran than, according to experts, to a certain extent padgulyala USA. But with the On the other hand Analysts do not rule out that the delivery of S-300 in Belarus, in our European underbelly, should be considered as a specific signal to the West on the eve of the June talks on a European missile defense system, "- said the portal" Prime-TASS ".