Russia has delivered anti-ship cruise missiles to Syria, the Interfax news agency cited an unnamed military source as saying on Thursday, days after a United Nations commission of inquiry called for an arms embargo on Damascus.
Could the $300 million deal have anything to do with it?
The contract was completely fulfilled, almost ahead of time," Interfax cited the source as saying of the deal, estimated at $300 million. The source did not say when the deliveries had taken place.
Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov said in February that Moscow was pressing ahead with the deal despite Israeli concerns, indicating the missiles might have been delivered earlier this year.
"This weapon allows coverage of the entire coastline of Syria from possible attack from the sea," Interfax quoted the source as saying.
More than 4,000 protesters have been killed in the crackdown by President Bashar al-Assad's forces, but I guess the bottom line is farmore important to those Russkies than human lives.
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