Russian Federation – As events continue to intensify, Russia has
just deployed about 500 tactical aircraft combat aircraft along the
border with Ukraine.
was announced today at a briefing by the representative of the
Department of Defense of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Vadim
about 500 tactical aviation combat aircraft and up to 340 army
aviation helicopters have been concentrated along the borders of
Ukraine,” Skibitsky said.
noted that Russia is building up a group of aviation of the aerospace
forces of the Russian Federation near the border with Ukraine.
Ukraine for its part, has increasingly militarized the cease-fire
zone separating it from its former regions of Lugansk and Donbass.
Its militarization is in violation of the peace agreement, finalized
by the UN security council and monitored on the ground by the OSCE.
2013, the Russian Federation has carried out the modernization and
restoration of the entire aerodrome network along the
Ukrainian-Russian border, the modernization and renewal of the fleet
of combat aircraft, including the newest ones, and also expanded the
potential of military aviation along the border.
comes as tensions spiked to a three-year high between Russia and
Ukraine. Presently, Martial Law is being considered in Ukraine.
Ukraine has also placed its military on the highest level of alert,
following a skirmish between Russian and Ukrainian naval vessels.
to Skibitsky, the crews of these combat aircraft and tactical
aircraft are directly involved in the fighting in Syria.
indicates that the crews of these aircraft are ready for the use of
army and tactical aviation, and in some cases, aviation of the
Russian Federation’s long-range aerospace forces against our
state,” he stressed.
combat radius of the aircraft deployed along the border, said
Skibitsky, allows you to cover the entire territory of Ukraine.
along the border there are 25 tactical battalion groups of the
Russian Federation, which are able to perform tasks on the territory