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S-300 ANTIAIRCRAFT MISSILES AT SHOOTING PRACTICE HIT ALL THE TARGETS
KHABAROVSK, FEBRUARY 4. RIA NOVOSTI -

The high efficiency of Russian S-300 antiaircraft missile complexes, the supply of which is being planned to Cyprus, has been confirmed at a shooting practice in the Far Eastern Military District. All the air targets were hit, a RIA Novosti correspondent was told in the FEMD press service. The shooting was carried out in particularly complex weather conditions at sea-based cruise missiles not only on head-on courses, but also in pursuit of the targets. Cruise missiles are capable of manoeuvring and fly at an altitude of only 25-50 metres.

Vehemently opposed to Russia's selling these defensive weapons to Cyprus are certain circles in the West, esepcially Turkey, the authorities of which have even threatened to strike at the S-300 sites on the island. In turn, Russia has declared its readiness to additionally supply Cyprus with Tuman systems that "blind" low-flyign planes and force them to rise higher.
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