One division of the Patriot anti-aircraft missile system has already been on combat duty in Ukraine, while the rest are on the way, said Yuriy Ihnat, a representative of the Ukrainian Air Force, during a telethon.
"One of the divisions (Patriot) has already been on duty a few days ago, it is working... Others are on their way to their future positions. Let's hope that there will be some results, against racist planes in particular," Ihnat said.
Answering the question of whether the Patriot system will be able to shoot down the S-300 missiles that attacked Kharkiv on April 22, Ihnat said that the Patriot can shoot down these missiles, but the Russians have a lot of them.
"It's not that it's expensive (to shoot down S-300 missiles with Patriot), it's that there are a lot of them. There were 6-7 thousand S-300 missiles a few months ago. It would be more rational to destroy them on the ground... We need to understand how many Patriot missiles we will have and how many S-300 missiles they will have. They will launch them like Shahids, depleting our air defense system," said the Air Force representative.-
Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 24/04/2023