As the Israeli media is full of reprots on supplies of Russian-made S-300 systems to Syria, it’s important to recall a statement by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, which was made earlier this year.
He claimed that Israel will destroy Russian-supplied S-300 air defense systems if Syria employs them against Israeli jets.
“One thing needs to be clear: If someone shoots at our planes, we will destroy them. It doesn’t matter if it’s an S-300 or an S-700,” he said.
On September 2, the Russian Defense Ministry said that Damascus will get S-300 air defense systems within 2 weeks. Moscow will also boost air defense capabilities of the Syrian military expanding its integration with the Russian military. Russian EW systems will be also employed to prevent a threat to Russian servicemen in the war-torn country.
UPDATED ON SEPTMEBER 24