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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

More “Ukrainian” Units Come Over to the Patriotic Side in the Crimea

00 Buk SAM system. 04.03.14


Three Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile regiments went over to the forces loyal to the Autonomous Republic of the Crimea (ARK). An ARK spokesman told RIA-Novosti, “In total, more than 700 soldiers and officers declared their readiness to defend the Crimea”. He noted that the 50, 55, and 147 Antiaircraft Missile Regiments stationed in Yalta, Feodosiya, and Cape Fiolent went over to the Crimean government, adding, “These air defence units, now on our side, include more than 20 Buk SAM systems and more than 30 PS-300 SAM systems”. Earlier, the 204 Fighter Air Base, with 49 aircraft on establishment, went over to the ARK.

4 March 2014




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Saturday, 14 July 2012

Turkey Retracted Claims that a Lost F-4 Fighter was “Shot Down” by Syria


In a statement issued in Ankara on Friday, the Turkish military retracted its accusations that Syrian air defence forces shot down a Turkish Air Force F-4 jet that disappeared from radar screens over the eastern Mediterranean Sea on 22 June. It said it failed to find traces of any anti-aircraft weapon at the crash site. At the time, Syria said it had shot down the plane. The controversy was over where the jet took was hit… the Syrians argued this happened in Syrian airspace, whilst the Turks insisted that the jet was destroyed over international waters. On 4 July, Turkish search teams recovered the bodies of both aircrewmen from the sea.

13 July 2012

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