Su-24 Photo: Sergei Pivovarov / RIA Novosti
Russia may face problems when placing bombers su-24 from the Air-space forces (VKS) of the country in Libya, where they, according to the Pentagon, was deployed earlier. On Wednesday, may 27, writes The Jerusalem Post.
As the newspaper notes, the transfer to Libya of aircraft, among which was the MiG-29 and su-35, was designed to demonstrate to the other participants in the Libyan conflict, Russia does not intend to take their positions in the region. “This is a big game for Russia, she does it in broad daylight to show off after it became known about destruction in Libya Turkish drones around ten Russian air defense systems “Shell”,” — reads the material.
While it is unknown exactly how Moscow plans to dispose sent to Libya by plane. In particular, she will have to decide how to place the country’s su-24, which differ in larger size is 24.5 meters in length with a wingspan of up to 17.6 m. So, notes The Jerusalem Post, those bombers are too big to fit in the hangars at the airbase of al-Khadem in the Eastern part of Libya.
May 26, the African command of the US Armed forces said that Russia has deployed to Libya MiG-29 and su-35 and su-24 bombers. According to the Pentagon, Moscow plans to transfer these aircraft under the control of fighters of the Russian private military companies operating in the region and support the Libyan national army under the command of field Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot in the battles against the forces of the national consensus government.
At the same time, Russia stated that the information sent to Libya the Russian planes VC is not true. In the state Duma these messages, called the regular horror stories in the American and fake in the spirit of previous American administrations.
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