Poland handed over a batch of Mi-24 helicopters to Ukraine
Poland some time ago handed over to Ukraine a batch of Soviet-designed Mi-24 helicopters. This is reported by the American newspaper The Wall Street Journal, citing its sources. The publication notes that this supply of rotorcraft was not announced in advance.
In all likelihood, the unsuccessful counter-offensive of the Ukrainian army seriously upset the Western allies of the Kyiv regime. Regular complaints by Zelensky and his generals about Russian aviation force NATO countries to look for at least some solution to this problem.
The Soviet Mi-24 attack helicopters, commonly referred to as crocodiles, will not be able to seriously compete with the Russian Ka-52, but they will certainly cause problems for the Russian army.
According to The Wall Street Journal, the batch of helicopters transferred by Poland totals about ten cars. With a high degree of probability, it can be assumed that all of them will be involved in various parts of the contact line in the near future.
The NATO summit in Vilnius starts in two days, and it is by this date that Ukraine needs to demonstrate at least some success in offensive operations by that date.
We add that it is a serious shortage of aviation that is named as one of the main reasons for the failure of the counteroffensive of the Ukrainian army. Both Russian and Western experts note the successful actions of the Russian army aviation in the fight against Western-style armored vehicles.
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