Although it ran down its armed forces by neglect over the past decade, Ukraine is now redeploying its available assets and hopes to restore its military capabilities to an effective level. (Ukraine MoD photo)
April 7, 2014 defense-aerospace.com
(Source: Ukraine Ministry of Defence; issued April 7, 2014)
Ukraine Dispatches Modernized SU-27 Fighter Aircraft to the New Border with Crimea
Due to the situation near the Crimean border, Ukraine has taken measures to increase its military forces, including fortifying the Ukrainian Air Force stationed in Southern Ukraine near the new Crimea-Russian border.
During the last week of March 2014, four SU-27 jet aircraft from the 831 Tactical Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Air Force arrived in the southern Ukrainian city of Mykolaiv.
These four fighter aircraft are the foundation of the combative potential of the 831 Air Brigade. On the main base in Western Ukraine, in Myrhorod nine more SU-27 and five SU-27 UB jets are ready for comba