Two Ukrainian helicopters Mil Mi-24, which hold on-call service at the airfields in Goma and Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, within the reconnaissance and demonstration of power, attacked the buildings of the rebellion in the African jungles, as Ukraine’s Defense Ministry reported.
According to the report, recently, due to the escalation in the south of Congo, two crews of Mil Mi-24, which were on standby at Goma airfield, were put on alert and sent by mission to the area of intensification of the groupings of the militants in South Kivu Province.
The aerial reconnaissance of particular area and demonstration of power were the tasks of the Ukrainian pilots.
Besides, the crews of Mil Mi-24 were involved in the holding of the military operations of the UN mission forces code-named Gera in the end of June.
The main goal of the operation was the elimination of the militants of one of the illegal armed formation in Ituri Province.
Earlier crews of Ukrainian peacekeepers conducted training exercises in Congo, using Mil Mi-8 helicopters. They evacuated the distressed people from the water surface. Each helicopter had a small airborne force aboard. The crews worked on their skills of flights over the water in the daytime and descended to extremely low altitudes.