Antonov: Kiev uses Patriot SAMs, probably with US involvement

Ukrainian troops use Patriot SAMs, probably with the participation of the Americans, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov said.

About it writes TASS.

“Patriot SAMs, read any newspapers, it says: 80-90 people – calculation. Question: are you so kind that you just give (Kiev. – RT) this system for use, and there is no officer there to operate this system?” – he said.

Antonov added that it was more likely that he could talk about the presence of US experts in Ukraine.

On 16 March, the Russian Defence Ministry said that three US Patriot air defence systems had been destroyed over the past week by Russian reconnaissance and strike systems.