Media: Russia decided to massively use aviation in Ukraine, despite the risk of heavy losses
The Russian occupiers decided to massively use aviation in Ukraine. The Important Stories publication writes about this, citing a source close to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
According to him, Russia still has an undeniable advantage in aviation over the Armed Forces.
“Before, they (aviation) were protected, they almost never flew into the zone of Ukrainian air defense. Now they decided to change tactics,” the source says.
He believes that Russian planes and helicopters “will be massively shot down,” but the Armed Forces of Ukraine will still have problems.
- Financial Times reported that Russia would relocate military aircraft and helicopters to the border with Ukraine to use them in support of the offensive.
- British intelligence said that the Russian Aerospace Forces retained a fairly large number of aircraft, but it is unlikely that The Russian Federation decides to dramatically expand the air campaign.