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Warships, Fighter Jets, S-400 to 'Protect Russia APEC Summit'

RIA Novosti

19:45 24/08/2012 MOSCOW, August 24 (RIA Novosti) - Warships, warplanes as well as S-400 missile defense systems will be deployed to protect the leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum during a summit in Russia's Far East next month, an official said on Friday.

The summit will be held in the port city of Vladivostok on September 2-9.

"The security of the summit will be provided by engineering units of the Eastern Military District, and anti-aircraft units, which include an S-400 system, the [Sukhoi] Su-27SM, Su-30 and MiG-31 jets, as well as by Pacifit Fleet warships and submarines," said Igor Korotchenko, a miltary journalist and chairman of the Defense Ministry's Public Council.

The meeting of the 21-member group is expected to be dominated by economic and trade issues.

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