Thursday, June 4, 2020

A new exhibit was delivered to the Museum of Heavy Bomber Aviation in Poltava

June 4, 2020 (0532.ua) A few days ago, a new exhibit was delivered to the Museum of Heavy Bomber Aviation in Poltava - the SU-17M4R aircraft. The Soviet fighter-bomber was brought from the Zaporizhia State Aircraft Repair Plant. The plane has not been completely assembled yet, the wings and other parts removed before transportation will be installed on the hull soon.
The Su-17M3/4 were used during the First Chechen War alongside Sukhoi Su-24s and Sukhoi Su-25s in ground attack and reconnaissance missions. In a move to eliminate single-engine strike aircraft from its inventory, the Russian Air Force retired its last Su-17M4 along with its fleet of MiG-23/27s in 1998.
Polish Su-17M2D in the markings of 7th Tactical Sqn.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Pauline Nordin Stratosphere flight in the MiG-29

May 31, 2020 (MiGFlug) Pauline Nordin (born 23 July 1982) is an IFBB fitness competitor, pro figure athlete, fitness model, actress, fitness trainer, and journalist. Originally from Ystad (Sweden), Pauline now lives in Los Angeles. Pauline is known from the TV show "Biggest Loser" and has her own company called "Fighter Diet".
Here is the first version from Paulines stratosphere flight in the MiG-29. This is how we receive the files from the Russian airbase. A fully edited version with professional ground shots as well as multiangle videos from the outside of the MiG-29 will follow soon.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

U.S. Air Force B-1 bombers integrate with Ukrainian fighters for the first time

May 29, 2020 (Ministry of Defense of Ukraine) Two B-1B Lancers from Ellsworth Air Force Base, South Dakota, conducted a long-range, long duration strategic Bomber Task Force mission throughout Europe and the Black Sea region. This marked the first time that a Bomber Task Force mission integrated with Su-27 and MiG-29 aircrafts of the Ukrainian Air Forces. Such an event is one more sign of development of the Armed Forces of Ukraine towards further interoperability with NATO member and partner states.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Ukrainian military get another batch of armoured personnel carriers

May 29, 2020 (Ukrinform) Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, transferred five armored personnel carriers to the Ukrainian army in May, the concern's press service has reported.
"Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau, part of the Ukroboronprom State Concern, transferred to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry another batch of five BTR-4E armored personnel carriers equipped with machine guns manufactured by the Kyiv-based state enterprise Mayak, which is a co-executor of the contract," the report reads. According to the director of the enterprise, Yakov Mormylo, all armored personnel carriers were made by specialists of the enterprise during the coronavirus lockdown and have already left for a military unit.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Museum of the Battle of Poltava is under repair.

The Museum of the Battle of Poltava decided to use the quarantine to carry out repairs and redesign the ninth hall. Recently, the museum is at the epicenter of ideological confrontation caused by the fact that the museum reflects both the history of Ukraine and the history of Russia. The new design of the ninth hall will include exhibits of Ukrainian origin, as well as Russian and Swedish origin. Since the 1990s the Svenskt Militärhistorisk Bibliotek (SMB) has been providing great assistance to the museum, which helps to increase the "representation" of Swedish history in the museum. The museum is getting ready to receive new delegations from Sweden and other countries as soon as the quarantine is over.

Monday, May 25, 2020

The far echo of WWII has been sent from the bottom of the Black Sea (photos, video)

May 25, 2020 (Ukrinform) Mykolaiv rescuers have lifted 63 shells and air bombs from the bottom of the Black Sea, the press service of the main office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv region has reported.
"Planned demining work in the Black Sea, within the Kinburn Spit, began on May 11 and lasted until May 22. The territory was examined on a total area of 2.97 hectares. All dangerous finds were transported to land, to a specially designated place, and disposed of. In total, a bomb disposal group of the special-purpose emergency rescue detachment of the main office of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine in Mykolaiv region destroyed 63 explosive objects," the report reads. In particular, 55 artillery shells of various calibers, seven detonating charges and a FAB-50 air bomb were lifted from the seabed.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Another treason case opened against President Poroshenko amid audio recording leak – media

May 20, 2020 (UNIAN) A flash drive with recordings of phone calls between President Poroshenko and the two former high-ranking U.S. officials was added to the materials of the case. The Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine has opened another case against former President Petro Poroshenko on charges of treason amid the leak of audio recordings made public by Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach. The information was included in the Unified Register of Pretrial Investigations. The probe began under Part 1 of Article 111 (high treason) and Part 2 of Article 364 (abuse of power or official position) of the Criminal Code, the Ukrayinska Pravda online newspaper reported citing its sources. A flash drive with audio recordings of phone calls between Poroshenko and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and former Secretary of State John Kerry was added to the materials of the case.
Photo from UNIAN

As UNIAN reported earlier, Ukrainian MP Andriy Derkach on May 19 made public leaked audio recordings of phone conversations held by Biden, Kerry, and Poroshenko. In particular, the then Ukrainian president Poroshenko discussed a lot of issues of domestic politics with the U.S. politicians, such as tariffs, the nationalization of PrivatBank, the dismissal of the then Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin, and the appointment of Yuriy Lutsenko to the post of prosecutor-general, etc.