Russia Evacuates Fighters From Crimea

by Olha Povaliaieva
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Russia Evacuates Fighters From Crimea

After the shelling of the peninsula by the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Russia decided to withdraw its aircraft from Ukraine

According to Business Insider, citing a classified NATO report, "Russia is likely to disperse its air force in Crimea to prevent further Ukrainian attacks."

The war between Russia and Ukraine has been going on for 185 days. The Russian army is numerically superior to the army of Ukraine, but Russia had no idea that the Ukrainian military is qualitatively superior to the Russian one. Therefore, now the war has reached a turning point, and Ukraine has launched a counteroffensive. One of the goals that Ukraine has declared and will not abandon is to restore its borders along with the annexed Crimea and the stolen Donetsk and Luрansk regions. Work on the return of the Ukrainian regions is being carried out confidently, and Russia has already felt it.

On August 9, Ukraine blew up one of the largest Russian airfields on the territory of the annexed Ukrainian Crimea — in the town of Saki. After that, there were more explosions, and Ukraine stressed that such attacks are inevitable.

"A problem that affects all the forces that Russia deploys in Ukraine," NATO experts say.

According to a NATO report dated August 22, Russia is likely to start defocusing its air force. However, the Belek airfield near Sevastopol remains "Russia's most important airfield for air support in southern Ukraine and over the Black Sea." It has 32 Russian fighters: Su-27, Su-35S and MiG-31BM. At the same time, the aggressor country increased the number of tactical anti-aircraft missile systems in Crimea.

"It is difficult for Russian air defence systems to detect Ukrainian UAVs as targets," the NATO report says.

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