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Kremlin Comments on Alleged Russian Supply of Tochka Ballistic Missiles to Syria

Sputnik News

12:50 09.02.2017(updated 14:25 09.02.2017)

Kremlin has no information on US media reports of alleged Russia's supplies of Tochka tactical ballistic missiles (NATO reporting name SS-21 Scarab) to Syria, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – On Wednesday, Fox News claimed citing US officials that Russia had allegedly delivered 50 short-range ballistic missiles to the Syrian port of Tartus.

"We cannot comment on that. I have no such information," Peskov told reporters when asked to comment on the reports of Russia's alleged supply of 50 Tochka missiles to Syria.

The Tochka (Point)-U is a mobile missile system, designed to launch precise attacks on the enemy's tactical targets, such as control posts, bridges, storage facilities, troop concentrations and airfields. The modernized version of the Tochka-U, which can carry nuclear, biological or chemical warheads, has a maximum firing range of up to 185 kilometers.

Sputnik



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