Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov said new weapons systems have been introduced in war-torn Syria. These include the Pantsir S1 anti-aircraft and Iskander-M ballistic missile systems on the ground, as well as the Tu-22M3 supersonic bombers and Tu-95 propeller-driven bombers, and the Tupolev Tu-160 supersonic strategic bombers. Ka-52K Katran helicopters and Mikoyan MiG-29K fighters have also been introduced in the air.
Mr Borisov praised the Sukhoi Su-35 and Su-30SM fighter jets for “exceeding” his expectations.
He said the deployment of upgraded S-300 missile systems in October has led to “significantly reduced” US-led coalition airstrikes in northeastern Syria.
Russia sent S-300s to Syria following Israeli air raids on a suspected Iranian weapons depot in September.
The US and Israel, along with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Qatar all backed the 2011 rebel and jihadi uprising which threatened to bring Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to his final ruin.
Since 2011, a civil war has developed into an Islamist-led insurgency.
This has forced the US to form a coalition to begin bombing ISIS.
The sadistic jihadis became a dominant force in Iraq and Syria in 2014.
Putin’s superstate intervened in Syria, aiding Assad’s military forces and various pro-government militias.
While the US-led coalition joined forces with the Kurdish alliance known as the Syrian Democratic Forces.
Despite the US abandoning its backing for the Syrian opposition in return for the more neutral Syrian Democratic Forces, Washington has maintained close ties to a rebel group known as Maghawir al-Thawra, who are based in a US-controlled zone at Al-Tanf in southern Syria.
Russia and Syria have condemned this, saying the US’s presence was illegal in the first place, as it had not been coordinated with Assad’s administration.