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Russia seeks to restrain “hotheads”

Posted by seumasach on May 28, 2013

“Those systems by definition cannot be used by militant groups on the battlefield,” Ryabkov said. “We consider this delivery a factor of stabilization. We believe that moves like this one to a great degree restrain some hotheads from escalating the conflict to the international scale, from involving external forces.”

An unmistakeable reference to British foreign secretary, William Hague.

Russia slams end of EU arms embargo, calls S-300s ‘stabilizing factor’ in Syria


28th May, 2013

The failure of the European Union to agree on a new arms embargo for Syria is undermining the peace process, Moscow says. But the delivery of S-300 surface-to-air missiles may help restrain warmongers.

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