BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – During his recent meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his dissatisfaction with Israel’s attacks inside Lebanon, Independent Arabia reported on Friday. The Russian source said:

“Putin has expressed his dissatisfaction from Israel’s latest actions in Lebanon,” the publication reported, pointing out that Russia “rejects the aggression towards Lebanon’s sovereignty.”

Putin further stated that someone is cheating him in regards to Syria and Lebanon and that he will not let it go without a response. According to him, Netanyahu was warned not to strike such targets in the future.

According to the Russian publication Avia.Pro, the warning indicated that Russia was willing to protect Lebanese airspace with their S-400 air defense system.

“Given such information, it is most likely about the inclusion of Lebanese territory under the protection of the Russian Triumph S-400 air defense systems, which will allow control over Israeli actions, especially since the last attacks on Syrian territory were carried out from the airspace of this country,” the publication said.

It could also be simply that Putin understands that Netanyahu, now desperate to extend his political career to a record fifth term as prime minister as next week’s elections loom, could be ready to risk a major and very unnecessary Middle East conflagration in order to continue to appeal to Israeli right wing and nationalist voters.

The Russian S-400 system is already present inside Syria; however, there has been no indication from the Russian Ministry of Defense that this has been offered to Lebanon.
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  1. Ah, Lebanon has sovereignty?
    C’mon, Lebanon needs KSA to pay for a few Super-Tucanos, it can’t pay for S-400…
    Actually, the very interest of Lebanon would be to get rid from Hezbollah, but the country hasn’t the means to do so. In fact, Israel is even doing a favour to Lebanon.
    Putin will do nothing, is well known for its anti-Semitism and he takes his dreams for reality : 4 years in Syria with S-400, S-300 and Su-35, Russia didn’t shot even a 5.45×39 against Israelis while they’re pounding Hezbo or IRGC and it won’t happen :
    1. He’s not interested at it.
    2. He has no means to project enough forces to contest Israeli air superiority in the region and he knows it.