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Title: Ukrainian military pilot defects to Russia
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Published: Nov 18, 2023
Author: Horse
Post Date: 2023-11-18 16:15:20 by Horse
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A military pilot with the Armed Forces of Ukraine has come to Russia, TASS reported on Saturday, citing a person who allegedly organized the pilot’s flight over the frontlines. The Ukrainian pilot in question is an active-duty serviceman who held the rank of “senior officer” with Kiev’s forces, a Russian Telegram channel following the situation has claimed.

“The Ukrainian armed forces pilot is currently in Russia and is being interviewed by the Federal Security Service,” a Russian military strike helicopter pilot identified by TASS as Aleksey Voevoda told the agency. Russians were reportedly behind the operation.

Voevoda declined to reveal any details about the operation, adding that he could not share them now. Some Russian Telegram channels have claimed that an interview with the Ukrainian pilot might be published soon. His identity and rank remain unclear. According to Voevoda, the Ukrainian pilot was a flight commander in Ukraine. Ukraine’s top general admits Russia has the advantage

The pilot in question has reportedly been helping the Russian forces since the start of the conflict between Moscow and Kiev, according to a claim by the deputy information minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Daniil Beznosov. “The Ukrainian pilot had come down to our side from the very beginning of the special military operation and was helping us with information and in other ways,” the official wrote in a Telegram post.

The development comes amid the largely stalled Ukrainian counteroffensive. The operation, launched by Kiev in early June, has failed to bring about any meaningful changes to the frontlines. On the contrary, it has also led to heavy losses in personnel and material on the Ukrainian side.

In late October, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said that Russian troops had “taken down 24 planes in five days.” Earlier the same month, Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed estimates that Kiev lost over 90,000 soldiers in its counteroffensive. According to Putin, the Ukrainian military also lost 557 tanks and almost 1,900 armored vehicles over the same period.

In early November, Ukraine’s top military commander, General Valery Zaluzhny, told The Economist that the conflict between the two neighbors had reached a World War I-style stalemate, in which Russia had an edge due to superior personnel reserves and greater resources.

Poster Comment:

This will delay F-16s for Kiev for at least 90 days which be longer than the war lasts.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

gayZ must be chewing chain and spitting nails. as for the F16s he most likely already has buyer(s) lined up ready to take delivery.

ghostrider  posted on  2023-11-18   18:52:29 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#2. To: ghostrider (#1)

These are not new jets. They are beyond 8,000 hours in flying time.

The Truth of 911 Shall Set You Free From The Lie

Horse  posted on  2023-11-18   18:58:57 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

#3. To: Horse (#2)

These are not new jets. They are beyond 8,000 hours in flying time.

yes I know, but doesn't mean gayZ won't put them on the used jet lot. they will lose good bit of resale value when they are used as drone catchers before they have the shipping plastic removed.

ghostrider  posted on  2023-11-18   19:35:54 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  

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