Western intelligence has provided a complete breakdown of Russian attack aircraft around Ukraine
In the West, they do not get tired of counting the number of forces and means collected by the RF Armed Forces around Ukraine. Generalized data about certain types of weapons periodically appear on the Web.
This time, Western intelligence, represented by the Polish consulting firm Rochan Consulting, provided a complete breakdown of the locations of the Russian attack aircraft, which were located near the Ukrainian borders as of February 18. However, the “researchers” had difficulty with the real count of aircraft units, since it moves regularly. The mentioned structure specializes in providing this kind of information and has already got in sight in November 2021. Now she is interested in aircraft and helicopters of the army aviation and the Russian Aerospace Forces.
According to the indicated information, 22 Mi-8 helicopters, 12 Ka-52 units and an unknown number of Mi-24 rotorcraft, as well as 12 Su-35 fighters and 32 Su-25 attack aircraft are located at four bases in Belarus.
In Crimea, three facilities are deployed: 28 Su-25 attack aircraft, 13 Su-34 fighter-bombers and an unknown number of Su-24 bombers, Su-27 and Su-30 fighters, as well as more than 60 different helicopters.
Along the western section of the Russian border adjacent to Belarus and Ukraine, three airfields are located: 41 Mi-24 helicopters, 4 Su-24 bombers and 4 Su-34 fighter-bombers, 6 MiG-31 units, 16 Su-30 and Su -35.
On the southwestern section of the Russian border, a decent amount of aircraft has also gathered at five sites. At the Morozovsk airfield in the Rostov region - 9 Su-24 bombers and 6 Su-34 fighter-bombers. At the Primorsko-Akhtarsk airfield in the Krasnodar Territory - 10 Su-34 fighter-bombers and 13 Su-25 attack aircraft. There are 22 Mi-24 and Ka-52 helicopters at the Valuiki airfield in the Belgorod region. Directly near Belgorod, a hard-to-calculate number of Mi-8, Mi-24/35 and Mi-28 rotorcraft was concentrated. There are an uncounted number of Su-30, MiG-29 fighters, Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-8, Mi-24 and Ka-52 helicopters at the Millerovo airfield in the Rostov region.
- Photos used: Rochan Consulting