As informs television channel Fox News, citing the Ministry of defense, in recent days in the Syrian port of Tartus was taken 21 Russian howitzer M-30.
The TV channel said that the artillery were transferred to Syria on the eve of the talks of Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. The situation in Syria will be the main subject of their conversation.
«Those who seek to de-escalate, do not act,» the channel quoted one of the sources.
122-mm howitzer M-30 entered service with the red army in the late 30-ies of XX century. The Soviet Union supplied them to Egypt and Syria. Syrian government troops used them during the civil war.
We will remind that on may 8 publication Defense News reported that Israeli satellite was fixed at a military base in Latakia in Syria, at least one Russian plane airborne early warning and control A-50.
According to published information, the shots were made on may 3, the satellite Eros-B during the operational task performed by A-50.
The publication notes that the use of this type of aircraft significantly increases the ability of Russia to defend Syrian airspace from missile strikes and bombing from the air.