The Russian defense minister says his country has completed the delivery of an S-300 air defense system to Syria.
The delivery comes despite strong objections from Israel and the United States. Moscow has blamed Tel Aviv for the recent downing of a Russian military plane that killed 15 servicemen on board. Moscow says the Israeli military used the Russian aircraft as a shield against anti-aircraft missiles from the Syrian air defense forces. Israel says it is not responsible and blames Syria for the incident.