The Moody's rating agency does not plan to lower Russia's rating over the YUKOS oil major affair, Moody's Vice-President Jonathan Schiffer told a press conference in Moscow Wednesday.
The agency is treating the situation around YUKOS and its former chief Mikhail Khodorkovsky as a special case, but not the beginning of a large-scale attack on private property in Russia, Mr Schiffer said.
He recalled that Russia was holding the "stable" status, according to Moody's rating scale. The agency does not plan to lower or raise it, Mr Schiffer assured.
Representatives of the Israeli Defence Ministry responded to recent reports about the possible delivery of S-300 SAM systems from Russia to Syria. Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Israel would destroy those systems
Russia is to start supplying S-300 air defence systems to Syria in the near future. The shipments will be conducted free of charge