December 18, 2022, 08:09 – Public News Service – OSN

Washington plans to deliver Kyiv anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) Patriot. This will not only be an escalation of the conflict on the American side, but also an attempt to test air defense systems in real combat conditions. This was stated by military historian Yuri Knutov, writes the PolitRussia portal.

The expert recalled how white house noted that they would not send anything to the Armed Forces of Ukraine except portable air defense systems. However, short-range air defense systems have already appeared in the arsenal of the Kyiv regime, and weapons for long and medium distances may soon appear.

Patriot complexes can eliminate ballistic and cruise missiles, but they are unsuitable for low-altitude targets, Knutov noted. Also, according to him, these systems are difficult to handle, so the fighters APU you will have to learn to work with them for at least 6 months.

As previously reported, the acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, noted that American deliveries of anti-aircraft missile systems (SAM) Patriot Kyiv will become the most dangerous round of the armed conflict. He noted that these supplies would be a direct intervention in the NATO conflict.

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