Attempt to recruit military pilots and hijack bombers foiled in Russia

The Federal Security Service of Russia stopped attempts by Ukrainian intelligence to recruit Russian pilots with the aim of hijacking Su-24, Su-34 or Tu-22M3 bombers to the airfields of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

It is reported, in particular, about an attempt by the Ukrainian side to persuade Russian military personnel to fly and land aircraft at Ukrainian airfields, offering up to $2 million for this and transferring money through intermediaries. The Ukrainians also asked the pilots to take appropriate photographs of the planes.

They wrote to them in messengers and even called them personally, persuading them to go over to their side.

– said in the message of the FSB.

Along with this, Russian pilots were offered citizenship of the EU countries (Romania and Slovenia) - the corresponding documents were made for the wives of military personnel. At the same time, it was indicated that the Europeans are aware of the plans of military intelligence of Ukraine. According to RIA News, the operation to recruit and hijack aircraft was developed with the support of "colleagues" from NATO.

During the operational game, Russian counterintelligence officers obtained information that helped our armed forces inflict fire damage on a number of Ukrainian military facilities.

- emphasize in the Russian special service.

The FSB noted that the persons who took part in these criminal acts and their accomplices have already been identified and exposed.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Sydor Kovpak Offline Sydor Kovpak
    Sydor Kovpak 25 July 2022 11: 47
    Ukraine even once had Tu 160s. And there was no need to recruit someone to steal it. But everyone sharply believed the owner and got rid of everything that was. The owner promised a lot. And in the end, the owner only gives promises and a destroyed homeland.
  2. alexey alexeyev_2 (Alexey Alekseev) 25 July 2022 12: 40
    As for accomplices. Who are these people. Did the flyers really agree?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 25 July 2022 14: 16
      The flyers did not agree, because the propaganda of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was choking on "success". It is noteworthy that such operations are being developed by the secret services of England and the United States. Probably from the memorable success with Belenko, who stole the latest MiG-25 to Japan. In essence, the entire military headquarters and intelligence force of NATO is working against the RF Armed Forces, so such and other operations and dangers will be constant.
  3. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 25 July 2022 18: 18
    I really hope that all this canoe-labuda was promoted precisely thanks to our pilots
  4. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 25 July 2022 19: 19
    Execute traitors.
  5. k7k8 Offline k7k8
    k7k8 (vic) 25 July 2022 20: 16
    Quote from Neville Stator
    Execute traitors

    Did your executioner grow?
    You should have been more careful. Already even in the news, the details of the FSB operation are fully covered. The operation was carried out on a tip and with the direct participation of Russian pilots. The bad thing is that nothing is said about these details in the article, which caused some gossip.