Russia hopes that S-300 supplies to Syria won't affect relations with Israel

Russia is hoping for Israel's understanding on the issue of the supply of Russian surface-to-air systems S-300 to Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.

Russia is hoping for Israel's understanding on the issue of the supply of Russian surface-to-air systems S-300 to Syria, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said.

"As for Israel, [Israeli Prime Minister] Binyamin Netanyahu has visited Russia. The contacts continue and I think we should understand each other and we are hoping for understanding from Israel," Bogdanov told Interfax, responding to a question as to whether the supplies of S-300 systems to Syria will negatively reflect on Russian-Israeli relations.

When asked what Russia thinks about the statements made by high-ranking Israeli officials stating that Israel "knows what to do" in response to the supply of Russian S-300 systems to Syria, Bogdanov recalled that "the Israeli prime minister has corrected his ministers."

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu earlier ordered Israeli ministers not to comment on the issue of supply of surface-to-air systems S-300 from Russia to Syria.

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