General Staff admits possibility of Russian Air Force use against Ukrainian troops

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine admits that the Russian Federation may use its air force against the Ukrainian army.

This was stated by Chief of Staff Viktor Muzhenko in an interview with First National TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrainski Novyny.

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"We consider possibility of the Russian Air Force employment. This is one of the possible forms of warfare, put it that way," Muzhenko said.

He noted that the Russian military pilots taking part in the hostilities in Syria acquired the necessary skills, primarily the psychological stability.

The Ukrainian army explores options for countering the Russian Air Force. "We drill our personnel in the conditions of air force employment... We train soldiers so that they get used to aviation, be not scared, and have skills to counter it," the General Staff head said.

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According to Muzhenko, the Ukrainian army is prepared for such a development and improves its air defense system and air force. He stressed that a half of funds, allocated for defense this year, were directed at air defense system upgrade.
Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n374688