Croatia is planning to provide Ukraine with 14 Mi-8 helicopters, which have been taken out of its army’s service.
Source: Jutarnji list, a Croatian daily newspaper, citing sources
Details: Jutarnji list reported that 12 Mi-8MTB-1 and two Mi-8T helicopters have been taken out of the Croatian Armed Forces’ service.
The marking is currently being removed from the helicopters, which are being repaired at the Aeronautical Technical Center in Velika Gorica.
Jutarnji list said the helicopters might be ready to be transported to Ukraine in around 10 days. Journalists reported that seven of the helicopters will be partially disassembled and delivered by land, and the other seven will be flown to Poland.
The Croatian government has yet to confirm the information about providing Mi-8 helicopters to Ukraine. Information about military aid to Ukraine has been classified by the government as being closed to public access.
Background: Jutarnji list reported in July that the Croatian government was set to approve a decision to provide 14 Soviet-made helicopters to Ukraine, hoping to receive more modern Black Hawk helicopters from the US.