“Su-25” and “Mi-17” Aircraft on the Way to Ukraine

by Olha Povaliaieva
Thursday, May 26, 2022
“Su-25” and “Mi-17” Aircraft on the Way to Ukraine

The International Donor Coordination Center has already dismantled planes/helicopters for further transfer to Ukraine

The Foreign Policy team is one of only two media representatives who have gained access to the International Donor Coordination Center, where each bullet is reviewed and sorted for shipment to Ukraine. Ukraine's applications for weapons are also accepted and processed here.

On May 24, Foreign Policy published information that the Su-25 attack aircraft had already been dismantled and ready to be sent to Ukraine. The number of aircraft and delivery time are not yet known.

"A team in the field in Eastern Europe connected to European Command has helped disassemble Soviet-era Su-25 "Frogfoot" aircraft and Mi-17 helicopters so they can be shipped to Ukraine," Jack Detsch, Foreign Policy reporter.

Here, the Ukrainian military is trained to handle weapons that they have not previously worked with. Eyewitnesses describe Ukrainians as purposeful people with a clear priority: to complete a training course and return home, to defend their country. "They don't want to take tea breaks," the British military official said. "They just want to carry on learning and get back into [the] country."

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