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)