A joint US-Israeli delegation visited Ukraine to seek information on several important weapons, including the Russian S-300 complexes recently established in Syria, since after the fall of the USSR, Kiev inherited about 250 units of the S-300.
In response to the supply of the S-300 air defense systems to Syria, the United States sent 18 fourth-generation F-15C Eagle fighters to participate in military drills in Ukraine, while Israel dispatched several F-16 fighter pilots to try to “test” the S-300, reported Khang Minh, the author of the article published in Soha News .
According to the media, the analysis of the S-300’s capabilities in collaboration with the Ukrainian side has convinced the Israeli military command of the invulnerability and supposed advantage of fifth-generation F-35 fighters if they encounter the S-300 positioned missiles in Syria.
The US F-15C Eagle fighters first arrived in the territory of Ukraine on October 6. According to official statements from Kiev and Washington, these airplanes are allegedly involved in the Clear Sky 2018 international exercises. The event is attended by military personnel from nine countries, eight of which, except Ukraine, are members of NATO.
In early October, Moscow completed the delivery of 49 components of the S-300 anti-aircraft defense systems to Syria. This measure was taken after the accidental downing of the Russian aircraft by the Syrian anti-aircraft defense, according to the official story. The aircraft was allegedly used as a shield by the Israeli Air Force and resulted in the death of the 15 military personnel on board.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that deliveries of these systems to Damascus were suspended at the request of Israel in 2013, but now the situation has changed, and it was not Russia’s fault.
It is unsurprising to see Ukraine collaborate with the US and Israel to work against Russia as they continue their path to become the next lackeys of NATO.