Russia has criticized the end of the European Union’s end of the arms embargo on armed groups and added that the S-300 missile defence system is a “stabalising factor” in Syria.
Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov was referring to the results of Monday’s meeting in Brussels between EU member state representatives.
Russia insists that its own sale of arms to the Syrian government helps the international effort to end the two-year-long conflict. “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.”
Source: Syria Report