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Modernized Russian aircraft can save Belarusian strike aircraft

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The entry into service of the Belarusian army of the latest models of missile weapons, such as the Polonez MLRS, does not at all remove the issue of updating the aircraft fleet from the discussion. And here the situation is just very pitiable.

It’s no secret that aviation Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces require replenishment with new aircraft. And if it’s all the more or less normal with fighter jets - the existing MiG-29s, together with the Su-30s planned for purchase, are able to ensure the fulfillment of tasks for destroying an air enemy, then with bombing and attack aircraft everything is much more complicated. Not to say that it is very bad.

Su-24 bombers are written off, Su-25 attack aircraft already have a significant amount of time (some aircraft have exchanged 40 years), and their decommissioning is due soon due to moral and physical deterioration. However, strike airplanes for Belarus are necessary, as modernized MiGs and Su-30 planned for purchase, in spite of their versatility and versatility, cannot become a full-fledged replacement for decommissioned bomber and attack aircraft. Even the new Yak-130 combat training aircraft, which can be used as light attack aircraft, will not be able to cover the entire range of shock missions necessary to support the ground forces.

It cannot be said that the new Belarusian MLRS “Polonez” are bad, but they cannot completely replace strike aviation. Yes, and when issuing technical specifications for their development was not such a task. Moreover, in modern combined-arms combat, it is bomber and assault aircraft, in cooperation with the missile forces, that are capable of inflicting the most noticeable casualties on the enemy’s strike forces.

Unfortunately, the modern society of Belarusian “military-couch” experts, looking at the military conflicts of the last decades in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and southeastern Ukraine, suggest that the era of wars by the full-fledged armies of the opposing countries has already sunk into oblivion. And, blindly copying such an "invaluable" experience, they offer our Air Force, in exchange for bomber and attack aircraft, to master a new type of "anti-guerilla" aviation, considering as an example the light turbo-prop aircraft "Super Tucano" manufactured by the Brazilian company Embraer.

I will not quote the fantasies of such “pseudo-experts”, but I will say that if you follow their ideas, you can ensure that in the event of a full-fledged conflict, the Belarusian army can remain without air support. And in which case, the positions of operational-tactical missile systems of the Atakams type attached to the NATO army corps will have no one to strike. As well as the command posts of the same associations, their rear units will also remain unaffected. One "Polonaise" all these tasks can not be closed. To prevent this in no case be impossible. Especially considering the pace of building up the Alliance groupings at the borders of the Union State of Belarus and Russia.

By the way, anti-partisan missions, together with air support of the ground forces, can perfectly perform fire support helicopters. To quickly respond to requests for support from motorized rifle units and units, jump platforms are equipped where helicopters can be refueled and equipped with ammunition. Booking rotorcraft as much as possible so that they perform the functions of fire support of the ground forces and fought with tanks and other armored targets of the enemy.

Here are just new strike airplanes and helicopters for the Belarusian military budget are still a very heavy burden. The option of replenishing the aviation of the Air Force and the Air Defense Forces of Belarus exists - the aviation of the Russian VKS is actively replenished with new machines, replacing the old aircraft.

If the pace of deliveries to the Russian military units of the new Su-34 multi-purpose fighter-bomber remains the same, by the 2020, they may well replace the “old men” Su-24 (M, M2, MR). But many of these airplanes to be written off will still retain a sufficient resource for the airframe and engines, which can be actively used for at least another ten years. What are these bombers, we saw the results of their combat use in Syria.

Just due to the supply of upgraded Su-24 bomber (M, M2, MR), Su-25 SM attack aircraft, as well as Mi-24 helicopters, you can save the strike aircraft of the Belarusian Air Force and air defense forces. And not the invention of some highly specialized and expensive "anti-paris" "Super Tucano".
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  1. aszzz888
    aszzz888 25 November 2017 08: 22 New
    +2
    It cannot be said that the new Belarusian MLRS Polonaise is bad for something, but they cannot completely replace strike aircraft.

    ... of course, it’s difficult to compare a tank, roughly speaking, with an airplane ... and no mutual assistance can replace one, with another ...
    1. Jedi
      Jedi 25 November 2017 08: 35 New
      +3
      Hi! hi Correct words in the article, let's see what our Defense Ministry will say and how it fits into the military doctrine ...
      1. aszzz888
        aszzz888 25 November 2017 08: 40 New
        +1
        Hi! hi ! ... aviation is needed in any way, and I think your Defense Ministry knows this, and will take appropriate decisions ...
        1. Jedi
          Jedi 25 November 2017 08: 46 New
          +3
          So I'm counting on it.
        2. d.zacharith
          d.zacharith 14 January 2018 12: 43 New
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          Aviation is needed, but financially the country is very limited. Most likely, the development of the military aviation of the Republic of Belarus in the foreseeable future will be based on the aircraft made in Chine and, in part, the same Tukanoklass. And proposed by a respected author as an answer to the next opposition https://bsblog.info/tukanoklass-belarusi-stoit-za
          dumatsya /, focus on used Russian airplanes, there is regression and degradation
      2. xetai9977
        xetai9977 25 November 2017 12: 44 New
        +4
        The author mixed everything in one pile. Polonaises naturally will not replace strike aircraft; they have different tasks and each has its own niche. And SuperTukano-type airplanes weren’t worth mentioning here. They have never been considered by anyone in return for alternatives to full-fledged aircraft. They also have a specific task. In addition, they are inexpensive and not at all "expensive", as the author mentioned. At least 2 times cheaper than attack helicopters at the same strike power and at a higher speed. They do not deserve sarcasm, as in the article
        1. MOSKVITYANIN
          MOSKVITYANIN 27 November 2017 07: 17 New
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          xetai9977 At least 2 times cheaper than attack helicopters at the same strike power and at a higher speed. They do not deserve sarcasm

          Something is not observed in the area of ​​Azerbaijani NGOs
          "Super Tukano"
          and the withdrawal of weapons "crocodiles", gee ....
      3. prosto_rgb
        prosto_rgb 27 November 2017 02: 09 New
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        Quote: Jedi
        Hi! hi Correct words in the article, let's see what our Defense Ministry will say and how it fits into the military doctrine ...

        No way the purchase of a Su-24 with a resource knocked out in Syria does not fit into the military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus.
        And indeed, judging by the doctrine that the bombers, that attack aircraft, if necessary, it is only for nothing.
        Within a radius of 200 + km, it is more efficient to work out with Polonaise, moreover, a "heavy" rocket with a range of slightly less than 500 km is now screwed to it so as not to violate the contract.
        And saboteurs are more efficient with UAVs and look for and cover. Even the cheap “anti-Parisan” Super Tucano is essentially redundant.
        1. MOSKVITYANIN
          MOSKVITYANIN 27 November 2017 07: 13 New
          +1
          prosto_rgb And indeed, judging by the doctrine that the bombers, that attack aircraft, if necessary, it is only for nothing.

          You do not need them for nothing, because You were honored because of the lack of funds for the maintenance of the free Soviet Su-27 and Su-24 sent to the scrap .....
          According to the "zombie box" they showed that Old Man asked for Su-30, what the hell is interesting, say yourself:
          does not fit into the military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus.

          the territory of Belarus is small enough and the MiG-29, for example, in Europe, no one has the F-15 ....
          It is interesting what kind of doctrine is this for the Republic of Belarus, which does not need support aircraft?
          Even the cheap “anti-Parisan” Super Tucano is essentially redundant.

          Are you sure that they are cheap and that they will fit your budget?
          1. prosto_rgb
            prosto_rgb 27 November 2017 20: 20 New
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            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            You don’t need them for nothing,

            They are still needed for nothing, because they can be removed from service again and added somewhere else, but not for free. ;)
            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            According to the "zombie box" they showed that Old Man asked for Su-30, what the hell is interesting, say yourself:
            does not fit into the military doctrine of the Republic of Belarus.
            the territory of Belarus is small enough and the MiG-29, for example, in Europe, no one has the F-15 ....

            Absolutely agree!
            MiG-29 is enough.
            But here is the problem in the Russian Federation of mass production of light class fighters.
            Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
            Are you sure that they are cheap and that they will fit your budget?

            To keep pace, they will fit, but there is no special meaning for RB in them.
            For this money, it’s easier to complete the strike UAV on the basis of the existing ones and take them into service.
            1. MOSKVITYANIN
              MOSKVITYANIN 27 November 2017 20: 43 New
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              prosto_rgb They are still needed for nothing, because they can be removed from service again and added somewhere else, but not for free. ;)

              That's right, I support ... how did you successfully sell your previously shot Su-24 / 27?
              It’s more profitable for the Russian Federation to transfer the ATS (12 Su-24 has already been handed over after repair) for free, we have deployed XBNs for 49 years there, so it is beneficial for the ATS to have at least a semblance of the Air Force ...
              It’s easier to complete the UAV on the basis of existing ones.

              can you reference this miracle?
              1. prosto_rgb
                prosto_rgb 27 November 2017 22: 05 New
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                Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
                That's right, I support ... how did you successfully sell your previously shot Su-24 / 27?

                obviously yes, since they weren’t returned to service
                Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
                can you reference this miracle?

                naturally:
                https://topwar.ru/116398-bespilotnyy-letatelnyy-a
                pparat-burevestnik-mb-belarus.html
                +
                https://topwar.ru/116464-razvedyvatelno-udarnyy-b
                pla-undela-insky-belarus.html
                + this one is in service, but so far it’s only reconnaissance
                http://www.vpk.gov.by/catalog/agatsu/2404/
                1. MOSKVITYANIN
                  MOSKVITYANIN 27 November 2017 22: 47 New
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                  prosto_rgb
                  obviously yes, since they weren’t returned to service

                  Perhaps in the spirit of "brotherly" friendship ...
                  in 2010, plans were announced for the Netherlands-registered private company ECA Program (company website) to rent a canned air base in Keflavik from Iceland and to buy Su-27 aircraft in Belarus and use them for air force training in various countries. ECV Program co-owner Melville Kate then claimed that the company had an agreement with Beltexport for the purchase of 15 Su-27 aircraft and an option for another 18 fighter.

                  https://topwar.ru/22111-su-27-snyaty-s-vooruzheni
                  ya-v-belorussii.html
                  1. prosto_rgb
                    prosto_rgb 27 November 2017 22: 59 New
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                    Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
                    prosto_rgb
                    obviously yes, since they weren’t returned to service

                    Perhaps in the spirit of "brotherly" friendship ...
                    in 2010, plans were announced for the Netherlands-registered private company ECA Program (company website) to rent a canned air base in Keflavik from Iceland and to buy Su-27 aircraft in Belarus and use them for air force training in various countries. ECV Program co-owner Melville Kate then claimed that the company had an agreement with Beltexport for the purchase of 15 Su-27 aircraft and an option for another 18 fighter.

                    https://topwar.ru/22111-su-27-snyaty-s-vooruzheni
                    ya-v-belorussii.html

                    there was such news
                    but now it looks doubtful
                    had they appeared there infa would have already surfaced
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 25 November 2017 12: 04 New
      +1
      And here it is Polonaise that performs 300 km of shock missions, but it doesn’t make sense to buy the junk that Belarus got rid of 5 years ago and the su-24 is not young
      1. MOSKVITYANIN
        MOSKVITYANIN 25 November 2017 19: 36 New
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        Quote: Lex.
        it doesn’t make sense to buy the old things Belarus got rid of 5 years ago, and su-24 is not young

        Su-34 will not break off the RB anyway, but there will be no others ... The right of the Republic of Belarus can buy Tornadoes that are withdrawn from service, I recommend the British (all options are reconnaissance, air defense fighter jets, fighter-bombers). "Tornado" and newer will be involved in more conflicts ....
        F-15 and "Typhoons" are unlikely to sell RB ....
        You can turn to the PLA, maybe Chago will throw for free ....
        Regarding the attack aircraft, the SU-25 stopped production at the Tbilisi Aviation Plant in the 80's, so that joint modernization with the Russian Federation is possible ....
  2. cedar
    cedar 25 November 2017 09: 07 New
    +1
    If there are new sighting systems, then another ten years will be served not only by planes, but also by “old” bombs, which, presumably, are many in the arsenals.
  3. Stas157
    Stas157 25 November 2017 09: 28 New
    +6
    Why do Belarusians need strike aircraft? They are not going to fight, and have never participated in military conflicts. If anything, Russia will always cover. Belarus needs border guards and air defense troops (air defense aviation). It’s a pity to spend on other money.
    1. grau
      grau 25 November 2017 09: 44 New
      +1
      Yes, they do not need an army. Enough for the eyes
    2. Astoria
      Astoria 25 November 2017 10: 12 New
      0
      Apolitical reasoning, a mustachioed would gladly sell, to the same outskirts.
      1. Lex.
        Lex. 25 November 2017 12: 07 New
        +5
        Apolitical reasoning, a mustachioed would gladly sell, to the same outskirts.
        And you didn’t sell motors recently, you are trading with it and you mustachioed kick in the very outskirts
        1. Astoria
          Astoria 25 November 2017 12: 57 New
          +1
          Host, forgot to seek advice from the Kagtavs. wink
          1. Lex.
            Lex. 25 November 2017 14: 28 New
            +7
            Host, forgot to seek advice from the Kagtavs.
            And who are you to ask you what you insult here for people like you and conflicts
            1. Astoria
              Astoria 25 November 2017 16: 08 New
              0
              The Kagtavs did not give a word laughing
              1. Lex.
                Lex. 25 November 2017 16: 32 New
                +2
                My native Russian language and I'm not burry myself, whoever has narrow eyes means Russian
                1. Astoria
                  Astoria 25 November 2017 20: 01 New
                  0
                  Kagtava hysteria satisfied. wink
    3. avt
      avt 25 November 2017 10: 36 New
      +1
      Quote: Stas157
      Why do Belarusians need strike aircraft?

      bully You still remember about the air force base of the Russian Federation. Need-there is a commander in chief, how is a hole without airplanes then ?? And dumb dumb ....
      Quote: sokol77
      yes, everything is fine soon our air force will fully replace the air force of Belarus

      bully Yeah, Shoigu already dreamed of as part of the CSTO partnership and even announced the deployment of a full-fledged air group with the creation of a base in 2015. Unfolded .... but in Jmeimim .... and this is Suria. bully
    4. Lex.
      Lex. 25 November 2017 12: 05 New
      0
      Well, they signed a contract for the purchase of su-30 cm 12 pieces
      1. avt
        avt 25 November 2017 13: 11 New
        +1
        Quote: Lex.
        Well, they signed a contract for the purchase of su-30 cm 12 pieces

        bully Yeah-zaglyuchili contract and da-a-a-ba da-a-a-baa.
        Quote: avt
        And dumb dumb ....
        1. Lex.
          Lex. 25 November 2017 14: 30 New
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          Yeah-zagluchili contract and da-a-a-ba da-a-a-ba
          No recently
          https://news.tut.by/economics/548249.html
        2. Astoria
          Astoria 25 November 2017 20: 10 New
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          If you look at the news headlines, confirmation of the contract was given mainly by the mass media of the Republic of Belarus, I don’t hint at anything, but the pan-chieftain didn’t have any more pennies, and you can sign as many memorandums as you like.
          1. MOSKVITYANIN
            MOSKVITYANIN 25 November 2017 20: 35 New
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            Quote: Astoria
            If you look at the news headlines, confirmation of the contract was given mainly by the mass media of the Republic of Belarus, I don’t hint at anything, but the pan-chieftain didn’t have any more pennies, and you can sign as many memorandums as you like.

            By no means.
            A solemn event took place at the Lida airfield in Belarus to hand over to the personnel of the 116 airbase four Yak-130 combat training aircraft built at the Irkutsk Aviation Plant, bmpd reports citing the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic. 75) were delivered in accordance with the 78 contract. The first contract for the acquisition of four Yak-2015 was concluded in 130.

            https://topwar.ru/104335-v-belarus-pribyla-ochere
            dnaya-partiya-samoletov-yak-130.html
            1. Astoria
              Astoria 25 November 2017 22: 58 New
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              The conversation was about su-30 cm
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  4. sokol77
    sokol77 25 November 2017 10: 14 New
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    yes, everything is fine soon our VKS will completely replace the Belarusian Air Force and Belarusians will not steam at all and make a small territory correctly, we can cover it if something happens.
  5. Eurodav
    Eurodav 25 November 2017 10: 34 New
    +4
    [quote = Stas157] They are not going to fight, and they never participated in military conflicts.
    Have you forgotten the military conflict of 1941-1945? Or say war is not a conflict? Every third Belarusian died in that war. And at this time, from heaven personally looks at you! Think before you flash ...
    1. Astoria
      Astoria 25 November 2017 12: 58 New
      0
      yes it was + - almost 80 years ago, you can still remember the Patriotic War of 1812.
    2. Toliant34
      Toliant34 25 November 2017 22: 04 New
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      My friend, there used to be one in four, it became one in three, and just a little will become every second ... two of thirds of the population of the cities are to blame for being God-chosen ... and in catch-up, at whose expense is the banquet, is it really Five for Russian?
  6. cedar
    cedar 25 November 2017 10: 58 New
    +2
    Quote: Stas157
    Why do Belarusians need strike aircraft? They are not going to fight, and have never participated in military conflicts. If anything, Russia will always cover. Belarus needs border guards and air defense troops (air defense aviation). It’s a pity to spend on other money.


    Those who are not going to do that will not conduct large-scale military exercises with us in 2017.
    But only those who have forgotten the bloody lessons of history are not going to.
    "Want peace, get ready for war."
  7. Tarasios
    Tarasios 25 November 2017 17: 19 New
    +2
    Quote: Stas157
    Why do Belarusians need strike aircraft? They are not going to fight, and have never participated in military conflicts. If anything, Russia will always cover. Belarus needs border guards and air defense troops (air defense aviation). It’s a pity to spend on other money.

    The fact that the Belarusians “are not going to fight and never participated in military conflicts” in no way can be a guarantee that they will not have to fight. Belarus does not “hold” the accounts of large world tycoons, and from the point of view of geographical location, resources and area - a very tempting target. And it’s funny to read about “never”: how much is this “never”? If it was part of the USSR, then the Second World War was relatively recently. If you count the years of "independence" - in general, a ridiculous period comes out. And if you dig into history - there are plenty of examples there when the Belarusians (and those who inhabited these lands then) had to fight quite regularly. Plus, obviously, the time comes to “be determined”, the usual “throwing” of Father But your and ours obviously lose their effectiveness;)
    Mantras about "Russia will always cover" - generally out of place. Russia itself and as part of the USSR regularly "fit in" for others. So what? The saved countries now hate and demand compensation, while their own people hate the government for the "meaningless deaths" of their fellow citizens. And in general - they “cover up” either their own or under some conditions. Belarus, by virtue of its proud "independence", is, as it were, not entirely "its own," because there is no reason to cover it for free. And if on conditions - then Belarus itself should to some extent "invest" in its defense.
    It remains to add that, on the scale of a serious war, the whole range of weapons is needed to effectively use the entire "assortment" of military operations. Therefore, relatively speaking, armed with one bunker, a pair of drones and an ardent belief that the enemy will act in strict accordance with the pink dreams of "couch authorities" - you can’t count;)
    Something like this...
    1. Astoria
      Astoria 25 November 2017 20: 07 New
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      This is all great, of course, 15 years ago there were 250 aircraft in the Republic of Belarus, now nominally + - 80, how many of them are capable of flying, we will be realistic - God forbid a third, in principle, there are probably no more pilots who can fly. Now let's talk about the budget, the plane costs + - 30 million dollars. RB military budget per year + - 500. Mathematics is not complicated, if you change one aircraft per year, after 15 years you can start all over again.

      need a whole range of weapons
      Returning to the budget, this is not real.
    2. Astoria
      Astoria 25 November 2017 20: 21 New
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      Based on the military balance of 2017, more questions arise, what can 12 attack aircraft do, rush into the last battle?

      EQUIPMENT BY TYPE
      AIRCRAFT 44 combat capable
      FTR 24 MiG-29S / UB Fulcrum
      FGA (21 Su-27 / UB Flanker B / C non-operational / stored)
      ATK 12 Su-25K / UBK Frogfoot A / B
      TPT 11: Heavy 2 Il-76 Candid (+9 civ Il-76 available for
      mil use); Medium 3 An-12 Cub; Light 6: 1 An-24 Coke; 4
      An-26 Curl; 1 Tu-134 Crusty
      TRG 8+: Some L-39 Albatros; 8 Yak-130 Mitten *
      HELICOPTERS
      ATK 4 Mi-24 Hind
      TPT 19: Heavy 5 Mi-26 Halo; Medium 14; 8 Mi-8 Hip; 6
      Mi-8MTV-5 Hip
  8. Sergei 777
    Sergei 777 25 November 2017 18: 09 New
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    Lease Belarus regiment Su 32 (export Su34) on lease and all.
    1. Astoria
      Astoria 25 November 2017 20: 11 New
      +2
      They have nothing to maintain their aviation on, what a damn leasing lol
    2. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 25 November 2017 20: 12 New
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      Quote: Sergey 777
      Lease Belarus regiment Su 32 (export Su34) on lease and all.

      And to ensure compliance with the obligation to take shares of MAZ or MZKT, gee ...
      1. Astoria
        Astoria 25 November 2017 23: 07 New
        +1
        MAZ or MZKT shares
        - and then sue in London, as well as ukrovsky duty. laughing
  9. Wolka
    Wolka 25 November 2017 18: 22 New
    +1
    and Belarusians apparently hope that we will give it back, that's why they are waiting ...
    1. Toliant34
      Toliant34 25 November 2017 22: 07 New
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      These all their lives waiting for freebies ... what used to be, what now
    2. Russian bear
      Russian bear 25 November 2017 22: 43 New
      +1
      and why not give, especially brothers on the front line ...
      I personally think we are one people, temporarily divided.
      1. MOSKVITYANIN
        MOSKVITYANIN 25 November 2017 23: 50 New
        +1
        Quote: Russian bear
        and why not give, especially brothers on the front line ...
        I personally think we are one people, temporarily divided.

        We read in the periodicals of past years, something similar about other brothers, now it turned out that we were enemies to them ... they supposedly gave money to the brothers, and then we turned out to be not brothers to them, but on the contrary, the situation for some reason never happened, you don’t remember , which of its brothers over the past 1 000 years, Russia threw money for calling it an enemy, when the money needed to be returned? So I can’t remember ...
        WELL BE GOOD FOR ANOTHER'S ACCOUNT .....
      2. AshiSolo
        AshiSolo 26 November 2017 01: 02 New
        +4
        Quote: Russian bear
        and why not give, especially brothers on the front line ...
        I personally think we are one people, temporarily divided.

        Given the mushrooms of the "fraternity" with another country, which is now 404, I would not have been engaged in such nonsense in your place. I also think the Russians are brothers, I would like our pilots to fly on new SU-shahs, but everything should be adequate and honest. Want new sushi? Let's make the base. And our skies will be guarded by Russian pilots on good and new Russian planes. Everything is honest and everyone would be happy. And so ... Our wags, yours do not insist, and it seems like to everyone and so the norms ...