Ukraine has S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems. A delegation of US and Israeli officials has recently visited Ukraine to study S-300 complexes, Soha News, a Vietnamese publication reports.
The delegation of US and Israeli officials paid a visit to Ukraine after Russia delivered S-300 missile systems to Syria following the tragic shoot down of the Ilyushin Il-20 spy plane. Kiev convinced representatives of the delegation that Ukrainian S-300 systems were no different from Russian ones, the publication said.
According to Soha News, the trip to Ukraine was successful, because US and Israeli officials found out that F-35 Lightning II fighters, if necessary, will be able to cope with Russian or Syrian S-300 systems deployed on the territory of Syria.
Both Russia and Ukraine have been increasing their military presence on the border between the two countries lately. Russia warned Ukraine against any military scenarios