Russian Defense Ministry denies reports of S-400 missile systems in Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman stressed that it was misinformation.

There are no Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems (Triumph) in Syria. It is misinformation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, told journalists on Friday.

"Separate reports about our air base that regularly appear in foreign newspapers and publications are really bewildering if not funny. I would like to believe that these tales are being published for the purpose of self-advertising," the general told a briefing organized for foreign journalists as part of a press tour to Hmeymim air base where the Russian warplanes are deployed.

The journalists who have been working at the air base for three days have got a chance to see everything, including the base’s anti-aircraft defense means, with their own eyes. "Of course, there are no and there have never been any S-400 systems here. It’s just misinformation," Konashenkov stressed.

First published by TASS.

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