Almost all combat-ready pilots of the Ukrainian Air Force eliminated


Since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, the Russian Air Force has destroyed 267 enemy combat aircraft. Given the limited technical and personnel capabilities of Ukrainian aviation, such losses look very impressive.


It can be confidently stated that today there are almost no combat-ready and talented military pilots left in Ukraine. Almost every week, Russian units knock out Ukraine's flight professionals, further weakening its Air Force.

So, in the Ukrainian sky, the former squadron commander of the 831st Galata tactical aviation brigade, Dmitry Fisher, was shot down. In addition, on the second day of the special operation over Kyiv, the plane of the pilot of the first class, Colonel Alexander Oksanchenko, was destroyed. In March, his partner Major Stepen Ciobanu was shot down. In the same month, the flying machine of Major Stepen Tarabalka, whom the British called the "Ghost of Kyiv", was hit.

In April, Dmitry Chumachenko, commander of the aviation unit of the Sevastopol Tactical Aviation Brigade, was shot down in Zhytomyr, and in May, Colonel Igor Bedzai was shot down by the Naval Aviation Castle.

Further, in June, the plane of Lieutenant Colonel of the Air Force of Ukraine Vyacheslav Yerko was destroyed, in July the RF Armed Forces eliminated the head of intelligence of the headquarters of the 299th tactical aviation brigade, Major Alexander Kukurba, Major Konstantin Puzyrenko, head of the armament and logistics service of the Ukrainian Air Force command, Colonel Oleg Makarchuk , as well as Colonel of the Ukrainian Air Force Dmitry Burdiko.

In August, the Ukrainian Air Force lost an officer of the 18th separate helicopter detachment of the Air Force, Colonel Ivan Sholomiy, as well as Captain Anton Listopad, who in 2019 was recognized as "the best pilot in Ukraine."

Such a sad situation in the military aviation of Ukraine was the result of a short-sighted policy Kyiv. So, back in 2019, about 70 elite crews quit the Air Force due to the lack of a decent salary and prospects for further professional growth. A couple of weeks before the start of the Russian special operation, Ukrainian pilots began to leave the Air Force en masse.

The professionalism of the remaining pilots is at a very low level, which, along with the presence of obsolete Su-27 and MiG-29 in the flight fleet, leads to such tragic results for the Air Force.
  • Photos used: Ukrainian Air Force
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 22 August 2022 16: 27
    +14
    The fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have no pilots left, and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have a lot of them, does not threaten the Ukrainian bridges through which weapons are delivered from NATO countries to Ukraine. Russia does not use its advantage in the sky and therefore warehouses in the Belgorod region, Crimea are exploding. When the RF Armed Forces were stationed near Kyiv, there were no such explosions. It is impossible to drive the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which has no pilots left, "under the bench". Here, again, they fired from Khaimars on the Antonovsky bridge near Kherson. There are civilian casualties. And you can’t hit these Highmarses with VKS aircraft?
    And what, the "successes of the Armed Forces of Ukraine" broadcast on "TV" cannot be stopped by the forces of the Aerospace Forces by covering the TV transmission centers?
    This is where the Americans in Yugoslavia started. And now there is no Yugoslavia, but in their place there are a bunch of republics in the service of the EU and NATO.
    1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 22 August 2022 16: 38
      +6
      the Kremlin is not looking for easy ways, everything should be as always, through one place
      1. Corsair Offline Corsair
        Corsair (DNR) 22 August 2022 18: 57
        +2
        Quote: rotkiv04
        the Kremlin is not looking for easy ways, everything should be as always, through one place

        An army, like - "let them go for a walk in Ukraine" ...
        But such "gulls" are too expensive yes
    2. Corsair Offline Corsair
      Corsair (DNR) 22 August 2022 18: 54
      +1
      Quote: Bulanov
      The fact that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have no pilots left, and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation have a lot of them, does not threaten the Ukrainian bridges through which weapons are delivered from NATO countries to Ukraine.

      I agree with almost every word you say...
      In short, Russia - "did not appear in this war", until now ...

      And it's time already yes
  2. Fizik13 Offline Fizik13
    Fizik13 (Alexey) 22 August 2022 19: 44
    -1
    I've been talking about this for a long time. Their number of takeoffs is orders of magnitude less than the number of landings!
  3. Neville Stator Offline Neville Stator
    Neville Stator (Neville Stator) 22 August 2022 22: 26
    0
    Good news
  4. Igor Viktorovich Berdin 24 August 2022 08: 25
    0
    Any traitor ends the same way. The Ukrainian betrayed the Russian and fell under the Anglo-Saxon. As a result, the Ukraine project is closed.