It emerged earlier this month that Moscow had supplied S-300 air defense systems to Syria, raising concerns in Israel and the United States. The move followed the accidental downing of a Russian Il-20 surveillance aircraft on September 20.
Vladimir Zhirinovsky, a Russian MP who has lead the nationalist Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) since the 1990s, has let slip that Russia allegedly had “S-600” and “S-700” air defense systems.
The earth-shattering “revelation” came when the flamboyant 72-year-old legislator was commenting on the recent delivery of the S-300 missile defense systems to Syria.
“S-300 has interested them (the United States),” he said Thursday on a current affairs talk show hosted by journalist Vladimir Soloviev. “They had [previously] paid no attention whatsoever to some S-300. But now they’re scared, because Israel, the United States’ close ally, is scared — S-300s are nearby. Every jet — not just Israeli — every military jet may be destroyed.”