Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Russian military helicopter violates Ukrainian airspace

A Russian Mi-8 military helicopter violated Ukrainian airspace over the Sumy region on Tuesday.

Ukrainian journalist Andriy Tsaplienko says the military helicopter made the airspace violation on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Sumy region.

Andriy Tsaplienko also released a short video showing a Russian Hip medium-lift helicopter that flew into Ukrainian airspace at an altitude of 100 meters near Krasnopillya.

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Russian military aircraft and helicopters regularly briefly invade Ukrainian airspace, thereby provoking tensions in the region.

Russia’s Mi-8/17 family of helicopters, which includes the utility-oriented “Hip” and special assault versions (Mi-8AMTSh), is a medium twin-turbine helicopter, originally designed by the Soviet Union, and now produced by Russia.

In addition to its most common role as a transport helicopter, the Mi-8 is also used as an airborne command post, armed gunship, and reconnaissance platform.

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