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Russian combat aviation approaches Ukraine's borders
18:49, 22 March 2018

Russian combat aviation approaches Ukraine's borders

Russian bombers and fighters took off from airfields in Crimea and flew close to Ukrainian state border; Ukraine's Air Force is on combat alert

18:49, 22 March 2018

cyrillitsa.ru

The HQ of Ukraine's Air Force reported another provocative act by the Russian combat aviation - the second time this month. Fighters and bombers were spotted to the east and south of Ukraine's state border, namely near the occupied Crimea.

Ukraine's Air Force is now on high alert.   

'Fighters and bombers of the aggressor country took off from Shaikivka, Krymsk and Belbek airfields, approaching the state border of Ukraine and the division line between the mainland Ukraine and the Autonomous Republic of Crimea. The aircraft approached the coastline of the Black Sea, 40 kilometers away from the coast and headed to the coast sides of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey', says the message.    

Tupolev Tu-22 bombers, loaded with missiles and escorted by Sukhoi Su-30 fighters performed flights over Crimea, Azov Sea, and the Black Sea, practicing in attacking ground targets. According to the Ukrainian side, such actions may be seen as a response to the recent drills of Ukraine's Air Force, as Ukrainian combat aviation held a training session, imitating the blockade of Bosporus.

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