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Speaker of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat
The short duration of air alerts in Ukraine on January 31 testifies to training flights.
Training flights of Russian MiG-31K over the territory of Belarus are aimed at intimidating Ukraine and Europe. Yuriy Ignat, press secretary of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Yuriy Ignat, expressed this opinion on the air of the Unified News telethon, Ukrinform reports.
“This is also a psychological factor of influence on the countries of Europe. Because the hysteria of threats of nuclear strikes does not stop on the talk shows of the Skabeevs and the Solovyovs, they declare this already by naming the European capitals directly. I think that in the countries of Europe and NATO there is a certain reaction to the fact that that these planes fly not too far from their borders,” Ignat said.
He noted that the short duration of air alerts in Ukraine on January 31 testifies to training flights. But you still can’t ignore the alarms.
“The alarms were geographically widespread, but not as long as we usually expect after the takeoffs of the MiG-31K, which are the carriers of the Kinzhal missile. The fact that they were short indicates that these were training flights in order to “I was restoring skills, some other tasks. But in any case, the alarm will be announced. The extreme massive missile attack in January – almost all types of weapons were used, both ground, and from ships, and air. And, yes, two daggers were used “, the speaker said.
Earlier, Yuriy Ignat said that in order to protect the sky, Ukraine needs to replace morally and physically obsolete Soviet aircraft of various types with a single type of multi-role fighter, which can be the F-16, in the amount of up to two hundred aircraft.
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