Ukraine studies Russian airstrikes in Syria to prepare defenses – Turchynov

21:50, 03 December 2015
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Secretary of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Oleksandr Turchynov said that Ukraine is studying the use of Russian combat aircraft in Syria in order to be prepared to defend the state from Russian airstrikes.

Ukraine is studying the use of Russian aircraft in Syria to prepare for aggression from the air / Photo from UNIAN

Turchynov  noted in his interview with the Ukrainian TV Channel 5 that Ukraine is highly concerned with the fact that Russia is actively using its bombers in Syrian conflict.

"We are studying the strategy and tactics of Russia’s air strikes. And of course, we understand that Russia, in case of escalation of the conflict in the east of the country, or in any part of the Ukrainian-Russian border, may apply aviation, and we must be ready for it," said Turchynov.

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