The Pentagon showed a photo of the transfer of the Russian Aerospace Forces to Libya

The African Command of the US Armed Forces (AFRICOM) published a report on Russia's actions in Libya. So, according to him, Moscow launched combat aircraft in this North African country in order to support PMCs that operate on the ground.

Russian aviation will be tasked with providing air cover for the advancing units of the Wagner PMC, which are fighting alongside the Libyan National Army (LNA) against the Government of National Unity.

According to the report, the planes arrived from Russia in transit through Syria. For better camouflage, some of them were repainted in other colors.

For too long, Russia has denied any involvement in the Libyan conflict. However, it is useless to get out now. We watched Russia ferry its planes to Libya

Said AFRICOM Commander General Stephen Townsend.

If Russia creates a military base on the Libyan coast, the next logical step will be the deployment of A2AD systems (these include, in particular, the S-400 air defense systems, the Bastion, Iskander-M, etc. complexes - approx. )

- said in turn the US Air Force General Jeff Harridgeyan, commander of the US Air Force in Europe and Africa.

The African command of the US Armed Forces has published many pictures that became possible due to observation of the airspace of the Mediterranean.

Su-35 and MiG-29 fighters arriving at the Khmeimim airbase

If you rely on them, then the Su-24 and Su-34 bombers, as well as the MiG-29 and Su-35 fighters, were transferred to Libya. However, the published photos alone do not prove the arrival of Russian aircraft in this North African country.
  • Photos Used: United States Africa Command
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  1. Alexey Grigoryev (Alexey Grigoriev) 26 May 2020 17: 47
    Well, then, Khan American puppets.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 28 May 2020 11: 53
      While the khan is different, and real.
  2. Semenov P Offline Semenov P
    Semenov P (Semenov P) 26 May 2020 18: 09
    That's right, that was transferred. We realized that with Syria - it’s useless, the war will not end there for years ..
    1. Dimmedroll Offline Dimmedroll
      Dimmedroll (Dmitriy) 26 May 2020 19: 52
      In Arab countries, without a dictator, the war will never end.
  3. Bitter Offline Bitter
    Bitter 27 May 2020 09: 30
    Now, from the European command, real photos of the "Ukrainian" Boeing have been posted, but of course, unfortunately, they are still secret.
  4. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 27 May 2020 22: 50
    Could planes be flown? Yes they could. I do not see anything sensational in this. I’m not even surprised if with our pilots.
    But whether they really transferred, not a fact.
    We have a message from the US military, it is impossible to perceive the information as reliable. Not that they have a reputation, everyone remembers the test tube. They say what is beneficial to them and do not say if it is not beneficial to them. As already mentioned here. so far, Boeing shot down in Ukraine has not yet been shown.
    If you look at the photos -

    They are just images of airplanes in the air, some with identification marks and tail numbers (as I understand it, they claim to have made them on the way to the Khmeimim base), there are also photographs of the air base itself and the aircraft on it. Well, and more images of aircraft at the air base in Libya. I have not seen other photos. It is impossible to determine where and when they are made, and also to determine that the planes in Syria and Libya are the same. It remains to take the Americans' word for it, but something does not suit me. In addition, at first they wrote about 8 planes, then about 10, now they generally say 14.
    How flew is also a mystery. They write that through Tobruk.

    From Latakia to Tobruk about 1200 km, but this is directly, directly through Cyprus, which is naturally impossible, the practical range of the MiG-29 is 1430 km, with two hanging tanks - 2100 km. None of the photographs presented have them. Apparently, there was still refueling, somewhere in Egypt. There is no information about this, nor about the flight over the Mediterranean Sea. This is past Cyprus, and there are the British, then past Israel. Or over Egypt. And not a single photograph, and that is typical, from American satellites, too. Did they have a day off?