In Damascus believe that the proximity of the Russian base, protected by a defense system, would force the United States to refrain from applying subsequent shocks, the article says.

We will remind, on the night of April 7, the U.S. Armed forces by order of President Donald trump has launched a 59 cruise missiles "Tomahawk" on a military airfield shirt in the Syrian province of HOMS. Then was destroyed 24 Syrian aircraft. Washington announced that it was a response to a chemical attack in the town of Khan Shaykhun in the Syrian province of Idlib, allegedly by the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

7 APR the official representative of Russian defense Ministry major General Igor Konashenkov told journalists that Russian anti-aircraft missile systems are guaranteed to cover the objects of the Russian Navy in Tartus and Air-space forces (VKS) on the base Hamim. He noted that crews are on duty around the clock.

In 2016, at a naval base in Tartus was deployed batteries of Russian anti-aircraft missile system s-300 to cover the bases and ships of the Russian Navy off the coast of Syria. At the end of November 2015, after the incident with the Russian su-24 bomber shot down a Turkish F-16 fighter in Syria had delivered new anti-aircraft missile system s-400.

From low-flying targets Russian military facilities cover complexes "Carapace". The system of protection of the Russian objects also include complexes "Bastion", which is able to hit both marine and ground targets at ranges of 350 to 450 miles, said TASS, Also with Russian assistance was restored to the Syrian s-200, which, in particular, support the system of protection of Russian bases in the East.