Media: Russia has flown 10 planes to Libya, including the Su-35

The Russian Aerospace Forces transferred 10 combat aircraft from Syria to Libya to support Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the American agency Bloomberg reports.

The agency refers to Fethi Bashag, Foreign Minister of the Government of National Accord (PNS). According to him, at least six MiG-29 fighters and two Su-24 bombers, accompanied by a pair of Su-35s, were redeployed from the Syrian air base Khmeimim to Libyan territory. At the same time, the Russian side did not comment on this information.

In the PNS, they say that Russian aviation will now assist the Libyan National Army (LNA) Field Marshal Haftar, covering it from the air.

As the agency clarifies, referring already to a senior Turkish official, Turkey will harshly avenge any violation of the interests of Ankara in Libya by the LNA. Turkey is well prepared. She deployed many drones to Libya, and the Turkish Navy is located near Tripoli.

In the coming hours you will see the largest air campaign in the history of Libya. All Turkish positions and interests in all cities are legitimate goals for our Air Force aircraft, and we urge the civilian population to stay away from them.

- the statement says the commander in chief of the LNA Air Force Sakra Al-Jarushi.

What is happening now signals a further escalation of the conflict in Libya. A year ago, the LNA, supported by the UAE, Egypt and the “Russian mercenaries,” launched an offensive on Tripoli. However, the intervention of Turkey allowed to turn the tide of the war, forcing the LNA to retreat.

We remind you that the Turkish drones supporting the advance of the PNS troops are already destroyed or incapacitated a significant number of air defense systems, which were in service with the VLA.
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  1. Nishtyak, let our eagles learn to beat the enemy in real battle!
  2. 123 Online 123
    123 (123) 21 May 2020 20: 00
    The Russian Aerospace Forces transferred 9 combat aircraft from Syria to Libya to support Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, the American agency Bloomberg reports.

    6 MiG-29 + 2 Su-24, it turns out 8, if there is also a "pair" of Su-35, then it turns out 10. Bloomberg can't count?
    In general, the news is not quite ordinary, true or not, we'll see.
    Let’s say the planes were transferred, it’s our VKS or the Libyans who transmit the equipment, it’s not clear. On the one hand, they have no one to fly, on the other hand, the composition of the group is unusual. Migi why? If only they are preparing for the Indian tender, advertising is done, what but there Mig-35 will participate, and we have them, if I’m not mistaken, 2 pieces, prototypes. For some reason, it seems to me that Migi and Sushi will remain in Libya, apparently bought.
    In general, we are waiting for details and further developments, otherwise rather strange messages appear.

    With reference to Fethi Bashag, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supported by the United Nations Government of National Accord (PNS) Libya, the agency writes about at least eight deployed aircraft. Moscow did not comment on this issue, the report said.
    Russian aviation supposedly should support the military operations of General Khalifa Haftar, who commands the opposing PNS Libyan National Army (LNA).
    According to Anadolu (Turkey), the general and his LNA are now engaged in the development of "the largest air operation in Libyan history against the Turkish military."

    Especially amused by the message about the Libyan general planning for our pilots "operation of the century." But to believe the Turks ... ... they are already talking about 9 Shells.

    The Libyan army over the past four days in the course of operations against illegal armed groups Khalifa Haftar destroyed nine Russian-made Pantsir air defense missile systems. This was reported by the press center of the operation "Volcano of Wrath", conducted by the Government of National Accord (PNS) of Libya.
  3. Diver d Offline Diver d
    Diver d (Oleg) 21 May 2020 20: 10
    Isn't it cheaper to supply Libyans with inflatable shells and planes? The combat effectiveness is the same, but for pensioners at least some pennies will remain)))))
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline Alexei Ushakov
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 21 May 2020 20: 16
      Do you even worry about Libyan pensioners?)
    2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
      Ser sash (Ser Sash) 22 May 2020 22: 32
      The shells were a real threat to Turkish UAVs, so they were hunted like that.
      How many Turks officially recognized lost drones?
      Well, to compete with the regular army, one of the strongest in the region, the semi-partisan detachments of the Libyans - without a chance.
  4. Yuri Mikhailovsky (Yuri Mikhailovsky) 21 May 2020 23: 43
    Strange text with no imprint, no links or documents. Let's go flying "ducks" in a jamb ...
  5. Oleg Salov_2 Offline Oleg Salov_2
    Oleg Salov_2 (Oleg Salov) 22 May 2020 00: 59
    Something strange is going on ... Haftar after all quarreled with Putin, Putin ordered to stop helping Haftar. And here, as many as 10 planes sends him to help, well, how do you understand this?
    1. GRF Offline GRF
      GRF 22 May 2020 03: 27
      It's one thing to pile up on Haftaru, and quite another - to Putin. They are stuffing their price ...
    2. Gadley Offline Gadley
      Gadley 23 May 2020 09: 49
      America said 9 planes, and wrote a total of 10 ......
  6. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 22 May 2020 05: 52
    Another lie.
  7. Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 22 May 2020 07: 07
    Bloomberg is a fake news agency serving the State Department.
  8. Blondy Offline Blondy
    Blondy (Blondy) 22 May 2020 07: 54
    So that's what they look like - information wars. Not to understand, but something weighty: either noodles, or cranberries.
  9. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 22 May 2020 07: 55
    - Yes, an absolutely worthless expensive late event ...
    - Some kind of not very advanced UAV: ​​a rather weak (in terms of power) means of destruction, but it very accurately strikes and destroys the "Shell-C1" ... - After which a whole air armada suddenly flies from Khmeimim ... - Why ??? - Clouds, or something, overclock over Libya ???
    - After the destruction of the "Shell" ... - they don’t wave their fists ... - there’s no sense in that ...
  10. nov_tech.vrn Offline nov_tech.vrn
    nov_tech.vrn (Michael) 22 May 2020 08: 27
    Sprawling cranberries, the same as "Russian Shells", which Turkish warriors tear like Tuzik a heating pad. If our VKS took part in the database in Libya, Saraj would already be sitting in Ankara with his Turkish masters at his side.
  11. Tektor Offline Tektor
    Tektor (Tektor) 22 May 2020 11: 05
    There you need A-50U. And the latest ammunition Thunder.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 22 May 2020 23: 34
      Did the Lightning ammunition be forgotten?
  12. Miron_1 Offline Miron_1
    Miron_1 (Miron 1) 24 May 2020 17: 18
    As if to recall the ambassador from Turkey so far not to forget.
    So that they do not repeat what they arranged with Andrei Karlov last time.
    Talented person lost.