Russia denies supplying Syria with offensive weapons

Moscow, Dec 25: Russia has denied to have supplied Syria with offensive weapons, Xinhua reported.

“As for Syria, as far as we understand, there are no decisions to ban supply of defensive weapons to that country. Russia doesn’t supply that country with the offensive weapons,” said Russian deputy defence minister Anatoly Antonov.

He denied media reports suggesting Russia sent “special task units” or air defence systems operators to Syria.

As for the cruises of Russian naval ships, Antonov said they were performing missions in “various parts of the globe,” but not carrying Russian officers to Syria.

IANS