Putin tells Assad of planned S-300 delivery in phone call: Kremlin

Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday spoke

to Syria's Bashar al-Assad for the first time since last week's downing of a

Russian military plane, telling him of Moscow's plan to deliver a new S-300

air defense system to the Syrian army.

In the phone call, initiated by Assad, Putin spoke of additional measures

to ensure the safety of Russian troops in Syria and to reinforce the

country's air defense system, which includes the delivery of the modern S-300

systems, the Kremlin said in a statement.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)