No need to worry even though Russia is sending helicopters to the Ukrainian border

Olena Rosina – Friday, August 26, 2022, 12:58

There are now more than 400 Russian aircraft and about 360 combat helicopters near the Ukrainian border, and although the number of helicopter forces is growing, the Ukrainian Air Force sees no reason to panic.

sauce: Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yury Inat was broadcast during the 24/7 national joint television broadcast

Quote from Ihnat: “Russia did not concentrate its planes and helicopters on the Ukrainian border, and this amount of aviation had been stored at Russian airfields even before the invasion. There were 450 planes and 250 helicopters.

Despite the fact that more than 200 planes and more than 200 helicopters have already been shot down, Russia is only replenishing the aviation inventory destroyed by the air defense forces, and therefore the number of helicopters near the Ukrainian border. I am increasing my presence somewhat. Currently there are 360: 165 attack helicopters and the rest are military vehicles.

Use of the word “concentration” [of military aviation units – ed.] not needed here. This aircraft is there, equipment is rotated and moves across our borders according to the missions that the Russian military has set for itself. ”

detail: This is how a spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force commented on information released the day before, saying that there are more than 400 fighter jets and 360 helicopters around the Ukrainian border.

Inat emphasized that Russia is using dozens of airfields in its territory, Belarusian territory, and occupied Ukrainian territories for attacks on Ukraine.

He also suggested that Russia has up to 4,000 units of various aircraft left after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But in Ukraine, after the same event, there are only about 1,000.

But Western sanctions will prevent Russia from manufacturing modern equipment and weapons in the future, Ihnat said.

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