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Russia will be forced to stop round-the-clock duty of A-50 planes if another one is lost – Chief of Ukraine's Defence Intelligence

Sunday, 25 February 2024, 15:16
Russia will be forced to stop round-the-clock duty of A-50 planes if another one is lost – Chief of Ukraine's Defence Intelligence
Photo: Dmytro Larin, Ukrainska Pravda

Kyrylo Budanov, head of Ukraine’s Defence Intelligence, explained that there are only six A-50 aircraft left in Russia, and if another one is lost, the Russian military will be unable to operate them continuously.

Source: Budanov in a comment to journalists on the sidelines of Ukraine. Year 2024 forum 

Quote: "Six more [left]. [That makes] two complete rotations.

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Should another one fall, round-the-clock duty will have to be stopped."

Details: Budanov asserted that the operation was prepared for several weeks but not planned for 23 February in particular, as they were "waiting for the plane, not the date."

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