US criticizes Russia's air defense systems
The United States said that Russian-made air defense systems operated by Syrian crews were completely useless.
“The Russian manufactured air defense systems were totally ineffective,” the Pentagon’s chief spokesperson Dana White said.
“Russia and the regime demonstrated the ineffectiveness of their systems again two days later, when those systems engaged accidentally,” she added.
Joint Staff Director Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie explained that it concerns only Syrian air defense systems.
"I can tell you though that the rest of Syrian air defense capability, which is completely Russian made, Russian designed, Russian supported, engaged extensively and comprehensively failed," he said.