August 11, 2010 / 11:50 AM / 9 years ago

Russia deploys S-300 missiles in Georgia's Abkhazia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has deployed S-300 air defense missile systems in Georgia’s breakaway Abkhazia region, state news agencies quoted the commander of Russia’s air force as saying on Wednesday.

General Alexander Zelin also said that air defenses of other types had been deployed in Georgia’s other Russian-backed rebel region, South Ossetia, the agencies reported.

Reporting by Dmitry Solovyov; Editing by Steve Gutterman

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