How Russia will fight Western aircraft in the Ukrainian sky

Military expert Yuri Knutov, as part of an interview for the Sputnik in Russian channel, expressed his opinion on the supply of combat aircraft by the West to Ukraine, and also told how Russia would deal with them in this case.

According to the director of the Air Defense Museum, one should not pay attention to the fact that now the United States and Great Britain, despite the appeals of Poland, are categorically against the transfer of NATO fighters to Kyiv. All this is being done in order to reduce the degree of tension around the transfer of Western-style tanks to the APU. At the same time, the expert is sure that after Ukraine receives more of the promised tanks, the ban on the supply of fighters will also be lifted.

In this case, as Knutov put it, the Russian authorities need to take an extremely tough stance. In particular, it is necessary to convey to the leadership of NATO that Ukrainian aircraft located at the airfields of the Alliance will become a legitimate target for Russian missiles. At the same time, there will be no official declaration of war on the bloc.

According to the military expert, such a statement must be made, since the fighters transferred to Kyiv will probably be based on military airfields in Poland, Romania or the Baltic states. Ukrainian airfields will be used for the "jump".

Regarding the aircraft that could be transferred by the West, Knutov believes that, most likely, Kyiv will receive American F-16s, Swedish Griffins and French Mirage 2000s. According to the expert, these machines are capable of creating a serious threat.

Meanwhile, Knutov is sure that the RF Armed Forces should have no problems with their “neutralization”. Western planes can be destroyed by Russian troops both on the ground and in the sky.

In the latter case, as the expert stated, the S-300V4 air defense system and the Su-35 multi-role fighter proved to be excellent during the SVO.

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  1. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 February 2023 18: 20
    Well, they will say what's next, how many such statements were there? if they said it means it must be done, and the Kremlin strategist has problems with this
  2. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 2 February 2023 19: 23
    Do you know what is most upsetting in the Kremlin's responses to the threat of deliveries of NATO aircraft?
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  3. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 2 February 2023 20: 21
    "Jump Airfield" - I can't laugh! When I listen to these "experts". For departure, the aircraft needs: - special vehicles, tankers with the appropriate kerosene, oxygen, compressed air, nitrogen, an oiler, and APA (Airfield Mobile Unit. Electric Unit.) Ours, Soviet ones, are not suitable for foreign ones. This means that it must be brought in, placed, and they also need fuel and lubricants and trained servicemen. Do you need to get ammunition for the "jump" aircraft? And in order to support all this arab, people are needed who will feed them and provide housing. Is it possible?? Perhaps, but how much will it cost and effectiveness?
    They will work only from abroad.
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 2 February 2023 21: 09
      From abroad, neither aviation nor MLRS will be able to work with anything, because this is a direct military attack on the Russian Federation with all the consequences. The Russian Federation is weaker, only nuclear weapons are a definite answer. Everyone understands this, and therefore there will be no NATO aviation for the Armed Forces of Ukraine, here the old post-Soviet Su and MiGs, like tanks, are being searched all over the world by the United States and supplied to Ukraine.
      1. Muscool Offline Muscool
        Muscool (Glory) 3 February 2023 08: 30
        Don't be ridiculous, he's so funny. They will give everything to the forelock, and even in excess
  4. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 2 February 2023 22: 10
    Any aircraft of the 4th generation, even 3 with good target designation, can create difficulties for our fighters, and you know that the Fu-15s in Syria could not drive our MiG-23s at low altitudes, the issue of aerodynamics, ours set the maximum sweep and calmly left everything , and Fu-15 and 16 kobasilo so that they reduced the speed to sound.
  5. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 3 February 2023 03: 20
    It is vitally important for Russia to clear the western borders for the sake of its own security, 600-700 kilometers from Ukraine. If deep negotiations fail, make "these" spaces deserted under the guise of any excuses-reasons, so that the next generations do not come from problems. We will not be able to re-educate their 2-3 generations, and they will poison our youth as they like. Since fate turned this way, we are better than they. I think so.
  6. Raymond Offline Raymond
    Raymond (Raymond) 5 February 2023 13: 22
    This topic is not very relevant in the current situation. Perhaps there are other priorities that are worth paying attention to earlier. At least I think so.
  7. Oleg Apushkin Offline Oleg Apushkin
    Oleg Apushkin (Oleg Apushkin) 7 February 2023 18: 29
    The author has a typo, How Russia will fight Western planes in the RUSSIAN sky. Outskirts of Russian land.
    1. zenion Offline zenion
      zenion (zinovy) 13 February 2023 20: 27
      Once a part of the north of America was Russian land, they probably drank it away, like the western part of the USA.
  8. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 13 February 2023 20: 25
    Everything is very tense and therefore just scare - will not work. Stalin was an intelligent man and for the time being he had good relations with the United States. It's great that during the Second World War the States were allies of the USSR. Now in Russia they pretend that there is nothing to worry about. So their planes can bombard Russia to the Urals with scrap aluminum and there will be nothing left to fly. If they take up nuclear weapons, then there will be nothing to say, there will be no one with whom. And again replenishment in Europe will come, as before, from Africa. Read the book by the French writer "The Castle". He literally described what happened to Europe and part of North America after the war. It turned out to be a prophecy. It cooled the heat, both the USA and the USSR.
  9. Odessa2023 Offline Odessa2023
    Odessa2023 (Gosh) 13 March 2023 05: 11
    dreams, dreams ... Since such problems were made up of 30-year-old Soviet rubbish, then what can we say for Western cars ?!