, 2022-12-11 08:31:00,
MOSCOW ($1=62.50 Russian Rubles) — Mr. Roman Skomorokhov, an author on the Russian-language online portal TopWar published an article on the state of the Russian Air Force. He does not spare his criticism of the leadership of the Russian Aerospace Forces [VKS], as well as the Kremlin, making nostalgic comparisons with the era of the Soviet Union and today’s Russia.
“Russian planes go down. We lose pilots, we lose civilians, we lose planes. And if planes are a renewable business [probably], then the crew and people, in general, are not. However, VKS military planes go down with enviable regularity,” comments Mr. Skomorokhov.
However, his criticism was not aimed at Russian fighter jets downed in combat, but at those that went down during flights, without military action. The list is interesting, especially considering that it represents the downed Russian aircraft due to technical malfunction in the last nine months 0 since the beginning of the war with Ukraine.
In April, a MiG-31 crashed near the Leningrad region, and the crew ejected. In June, a Su-25 crashed near Belgorod, the pilot surviving. Another Su-25 crashes in the Rostov region, but the pilot does not survive. In September, a Su-34 crashed, with the crew able to eject and survive. In October, on the same day, the C-25 [the pilot died] and the Su-24 [the crew ejected] fell. That same month, a Su-34 crashed into an apartment building in Yeisk, killing 15…
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