Western bloggers counted about 200 combat helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the regions bordering Ukraine

Social media users report a large number of Russian helicopters arriving at the borders of Ukraine. Thus, the Independent Center for Geopolitical and Geostrategic Research ELINT drew attention to the high concentration of combat helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces at three points in the Belgorod region.

According to the source, over the past couple of weeks, about 200 rotorcraft of various classes have been deployed in the regions bordering Ukraine. Earlier, at the Donuzlav airfield in Crimea, located 25 km from Yevpatoria, 67 helicopters were counted, as well as 32 Su-25SM armored attack aircraft at the Luninets airfield in Belarus and 11 attack aircraft of the same type at Millerovo in the Rostov region.

It is obvious that significant army aviation forces have been gathered around Ukraine, which will provide fire support to the ground units of the Russian army in the event of Operation Peace Enforcement after a likely large-scale invasion of Ukrainian troops into the Donbass.

Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also spoke about Moscow's unwillingness to withdraw troops from the western borders. In his opinion, Russia should provide real evidence that weapons are being withdrawn to places of permanent deployment. In the meantime, as Stoltenberg notes, the data of the alliance speak of a buildup of Russian troops.

Evidence of withdrawal of combat equipment The head of the military department of Canada, Anita Anand, also demanded the Russian Federation from the Ukrainian borders. At the same time, the minister noted the need to be ready for any development of the situation around Ukraine.
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  1. gunnerminer Offline gunnerminer
    gunnerminer (gunner miner) 18 February 2022 12: 36
    Ukraine from the SA, when dividing Soviet property, got a group of air defense and radio engineering troops. For 30 years, this property has significantly lost its power, the sky is full of holes, but something remains. The reductions and disorder in the combat training of the Air Defense Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not increase the combat readiness. Air defense of Ukraine with obsolete complexes and individual medium-trained command posts and crews can cause certain problems. There are a small number of fighters capable of taking to the air, with more or less trained crews. There will be no "easy walk", during which you can engage in the destruction of targets. In the war 080808, two Tu-22M3s were lost on this. One of them was significantly damaged.

    Until 2008, the Russian Ministry of Defense cooperated with the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense, and in the air defense organization. After that, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry began to move independently. They began to repair and restore their complexes, in particular the S-300 with modifications, and ammunition for them, and RTR equipment. Air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has S-300PS, S-300PT, modernized S-125-2D "Pechora", "Buki", "Tory", "Osa", "Shilka" and "Tunguska". In varying degrees of readiness. And with more or less
    prepared calculations and personnel of the command post.
    To ensure the isolation of the Ukrainian bridgehead, given its size, more or less knowing the location of even small S-300s, to destroy them, you will need a serious outfit of ground attack, front-line bomber aviation, and special forces. Also with mobile complexes. It should be taken into account that the air defense of the Armed Forces of Ukraine will be provided with technical and informational support by the NATO countries - in various forms. V
    mainly with the distribution of targets, the use of electronic warfare equipment, reducing the operating time of the surveillance radar, and the issuance of a control center.
    Hatching and underestimation can result in significant losses. And there are so few combat-ready aircraft of the Aerospace Forces.
    1. sgrabik Offline sgrabik
      sgrabik (Sergei) 18 February 2022 13: 29
      I agree that hatred moods and underestimation of the enemy have always been extremely harmful in planning military operations, so we need to discard all unnecessary bravado and take the matter with a real approach, let's be realistic and when planning our military operations, let's not forget that the enemy has become much stronger and more experienced.
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 18 February 2022 14: 15
    Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg also spoke about Moscow's unwillingness to withdraw troops from the western borders.

    Yes, how can you take it away if NATO ministers ride on tanks along the Russian borders. Just look, "Barbarossa" will be arranged.
  3. Guest throat bone 18 February 2022 15: 42
    And what did the jokes think with you or what?