Russia involving civilian pilots, personnel in war against Ukraine, says Ukrainian intelligence

24 July, 07:05 PM
Russian plane (Photo:Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine)

Russian plane (Photo:Defence Intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine)

Russia's war against Ukraine involves pilots and aviation personnel from Russian state airlines operating within the structure of the Ministry of Defence of the aggressor country, the press service of the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine reported on July 24 on its official website.

The agency notes that the crews of An-124−100 and Il-76 MD aircraft have repeatedly transported personnel, weapons, and military equipment used in the war against the people of Ukraine.

"On social media and in private conversations, the pilots express their dis-content with their complicity in hostilities, complain about the impossibility for themselves and family members to travel abroad, and discuss their prosecution and punishment for war crimes after Russia's inevitable military defeat," the message reads.

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The military intelligence of Ukraine also published a list of war criminals among the employees of the State Airline 224 Flight Detachment (deployed at Migalovo airfield).

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