Russian news agency, Interfax, reported on August 13, quoting an unnamed Kremlin source, that Russia had deployed S-300 air-defense system in Abkhazia two years ago and no additional system had been sent to the region since then.
According to the same report the only new development is that location of S-300 within Abkhazia has been slightly changed.
Commander of the Russian Air Forces announced on August 11 that Russia had deployed S-300 system in Abkhazia.
The U.S. Department of State said on the same day that Russia maintained S-300 in Abkhazia for past two years already and the announcement of the Russian air force commander was not necessarily a new development. The State Department also said that Washington was looking into whether the announcement meant sending of additional air-defense system to the region.