Patriot SAM system does not save the AFU from Russian Iskanders and Zircon – Mercurious

The US Patriot anti-aircraft missile system cannot protect Ukrainian formations from Russian Iskander-M and Zirkon missiles, British expert Alexander Mercouris said in his YouTube blog.

 

Patriot SAM system does not save the AFU from Russian Iskanders and Zircon - Mercurious

“It is obvious that the Patriot SAM system cannot protect against Iskander-M ballistic missiles and Zirkon hypersonic missiles, which the Russians have already used in combat,” Alexander Mercouris pointed out.

According to the expert, the supply of other air defence systems from Western allies to Kiev will not change the depressing situation for the Ukrainian army and will not protect them from air strikes.

On 11 May, the Russian Defence Ministry reported that the Russian Armed Forces managed to take full control of six settlements: Borisovka, Ogurtsovo, Pletenevka, Pylnaya and Strelechya in Kharkiv region, as well as Keramik in the DNR.

We shall remind you that earlier Russian Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu, while inspecting the implementation of the state defence order at the defence industry enterprises in Altai, urged the employees of the defence enterprise to “plough in three shifts” to meet the needs of the Russian army in the SMO zone.