The Russian Defence Ministry will redeploy the advanced S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Russia's Hemeimeem air base, RIA Novosti reports citing Sergei Shoigu, Russian Defence Minister and Army General, as saying on Wednesday.
“S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems will be sent to Hemeimeem air base in Syria,” he said at a board meeting of the Ministry of Defence.
On Tuesday, the Turkish Air Forces shot down Russian Su-24 warplane, which fell down on the Syrian territory. This information was officially confirmed by Turkish and Russian Defence Ministries.
Mehmet Davutogly, Turkish Prime Minister, said that Turkey has a legitimate right to respond to violations of its airspace, which has been committed despite the repeated warnings.
However, despite all the evidence and the position of Turkey, Russia insists that the warplane was shot down from the ground, and it did not violate the Turkish airspace.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that Turkey’s decision to shoot downed Su-24 warplane is a ‘stab in the back by accomplices of terrorists.’
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