- Sputnik News article (17 Oct 2015) – Sending Stingers to ISIL Would Mean West Siding With Terrorists – Moscow:
It appears that Russia are trying to checkmate the West and gulf states supporting opposition groups.
Any proxy countries that supply any form of shoulder launched surface to air missiles to opposition groups in Syria will be deemed by Moscow as supporting terrorists.
They will apparently be pursued through the UN structure (and probably increased military action on the ground).
So the plot thickens, lines are drawn and the potential for real conflict between Russia and the West continues to grow.