Russia carries out weapons deliveries to Syria under legal contracts that do not violate the international law, Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, it was reported by Russian newspaper Kommersant that Moscow supplies Syrian government forces with firearms, grenade launchers and armored personnel carriers as the country is struggling with radical ISIL militants.

“These deliveries are carried out in full compliance with bilateral contracts signed with legitimate Syrian authorities, therefore, they do not violate, in any respect, international laws,” ministry’s spokeswoman maria Zakharova said. (