Zionist War Minister Avigdor Lieberman said "Israel" will destroy Russian S-300 air defense systems in Syria if they down "Israeli" warplanes over Syria.
"What's important is that defense systems being supplied by Russia to Syria aren't used against us," Liberman claimed during an interview with the "Israeli" Ynet news site on Tuesday.
"One thing needs to be clear: If someone shoots at our planes, we will destroy them. It doesn't matter if it's an S-300 or an S-700," he added.
The Zionist minister added: "They understand that we won't get involved in internal Syrian matters and that we won't allow Iran to entrench itself [in Syria].
Earlier, on Monday, Russia's Kommersant business daily reported that Moscow might start supplying S-300 long-range surface-to-air missile systems to Syria on a free-of-charge basis in the near future and within the framework of military assistance to the Arab country.
Citing unnamed diplomatic and military sources, the paper said the issue of Russia's supplies of the advanced air defense systems "has practically been resolved."
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