AFRICOM: Russians repainted Hmeimim airplanes before being sent to Libya


The US African military command continued to publish data that, according to AFRICOM, testifies to the transfer of Russian fighter and bombers to one of the Libyan airfields. Recall that on the eve of the African military command of the United States presented a series of images, which are designated as "evidence of the flight of the Russian air forces in Libya." Then the American General Townsend announced that Russia "there is no point in hiding its military presence in Libya."


It is noteworthy that the statements of AFRICOM are very vague commented on at the Pentagon. The spokesman for the department, Jonathan Hoffman, said he could not say for sure how many planes were flown to Libya. According to Hoffman, "about 14." At the same time, the official representative of the US Department of Defense did not use the term "Russian Air Force", but used the option "Russian aircraft", which can be regarded as "Russian-made aircraft."

Now AFRICOM claims that Russia allegedly first transferred the Su-24 and MiG-29 to Syria - at the Khmeimim airbase, where "the Russians repainted them, hiding the identification marks of the Russian air forces," and then sent them to Libya.




"Drawing" the route of the planes, the US African command claims that the fighters and bombers allegedly refueled in the Libyan-controlled Tobruk pro-Haftar forces, and only then arrived at Al-Jufra base.

AFRICOM: Russians repainted Hmeimim airplanes before being sent to Libya


It turns out that AFRICOM contradicts itself, because the day before they published a photo with a fighter, in the tail of which a five-pointed star was visible. Really "underrepainted" on "Hmeimim"? ..

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  1. Ravil_Asnafovich 27 May 2020 20: 07 New
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    Yes, they all know, they can do everything, only we don’t want to defeat terrorists.
  2. ccsr 27 May 2020 20: 07 New
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    Now AFRICOM claims that Russia allegedly first transferred the Su-24 and MiG-29 to Syria - at the Khmeimim airbase, where "the Russians repainted them, hiding the identification marks of the Russian air forces," and then sent them to Libya.

    Well, it’s glorious - the main thing is that the Libyans pay for this supply, and it would not be our next “humanitarian aid”.
    1. Anton Capucin 27 May 2020 20: 11 New
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      Pay, we are now capitalists, and no freebies))
      1. halpat 27 May 2020 20: 16 New
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        painted all night, water-based (it dries faster)
        :)
        1. GMM
          GMM 27 May 2020 20: 24 New
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          Record holders for drying aerosol nitro paints.
          It’s just that, for general development)
          1. halpat 27 May 2020 20: 41 New
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            Quote: mmg
            Record holders for drying aerosol nitro paints.
            It’s just that, for general development)

            a water-based emulsion layer is obtained the first time smile
            You need to understand humor.
            1. vik669 27 May 2020 23: 44 New
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              Comedians you completely confuse your jokes - I can imagine what they will tell us tomorrow.
        2. Nikolai Korovin 27 May 2020 22: 12 New
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          Why repainted? A bit, not stolen. It is in America that stolen cars are always repainted so that the real owner does not get upset when he sees a completely stranger driving around in his car.
          1. Revolver 27 May 2020 23: 32 New
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            Quote: Nikolai Korovin
            in America, stolen cars always repaint

            Not at all, sir. Or they take it apart for spare parts - it might be wild for someone, but a car as a set of spare parts costs several times more than it is assembled. Or they shove it into a container and send it to where the local authorities do not bother much about the origin of the car. In particular, the Caribbean and Latin America, primarily Mexico.
            1. Nikolai Korovin 28 May 2020 00: 11 New
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              Yes, I just quoted Ilf and Petrov. This is due to the repainting of the "Wildebeest". I’m just looking - my colleagues are joking about this repainting. Let me, I think, make my contribution to the widow.
              1. Revolver 28 May 2020 06: 51 New
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                Yes, I remembered the quote, just decided to write how it really is. And the widow’s mite is already out of date. Now make 2 (two) cents. lol
          2. sagitch 28 May 2020 04: 26 New
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            Yes, now for sure - they hijacked! Perkrasili, numbers were killed. I also wrote about the hijacking at the UN ...
    2. Aaron Zawi 27 May 2020 20: 24 New
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      Quote: ccsr

      Well, it’s glorious - the main thing is that the Libyans pay for this supply, and it would not be our next “humanitarian aid”.

      How can Haftar pay? request Do you think Turks for money help their customers?
      1. ccsr 27 May 2020 20: 29 New
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        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        How can Haftar pay?

        Libya was the richest country, and not all accounts are still closed - for some reason I think that Gaddafi took care of this. So this is not Israel, which can only live on an American freebie - these can pay for our supplies.
        1. Vitaly gusin 27 May 2020 21: 07 New
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          Quote: ccsr
          So this is not Israel, which can only live on an American freebie

          And from this place on in more detail, otherwise it is FALSE.
          1. bayard 28 May 2020 09: 48 New
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            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            otherwise it is FALSE.

            You want to say that the German freebie is bigger?
            And yes, the phrase "only for American" is incorrect, there are many sources of financing.
            With regard to this supply, the sponsors of the Hawtor are the UAE, so financing is more likely from there.
            And it’s not at all a fact that deliveries are from Russia. Moreover, Russian sources refute this. The planes are most likely just Egyptian and flown for convenience. Too quickly after the defeat, they appeared there.
            And the statements of the United States, this is a common game to break and oppose Russia and Turkey - pinch their national pride. We do not need aggravation with Turkey. They too.
            But there are interested people, that's what they are trying.
            The UAE can order any weapon, even in Russia, at least in the secondary market. And at the same time they do not bother about the embargo and other conventions.
            We will not interfere with their work.
            And Egypt threatened to bomb Turkish ships if it did not leave Libya by troops and withdraw its proxies.
            ... And why should not Egypt keep its word and not execute threats?
            1. bayard 28 May 2020 09: 50 New
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              And why does the editor print the Havtor all the time, and not the Havtor?
              Moderators, check out this mess. hi
              1. bayard 28 May 2020 09: 51 New
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                Have you seen?
                But the second time I even typed the second word in capital letters. smile
          2. ccsr 28 May 2020 11: 01 New
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            Quote: Vitaly Gusin
            And from this place on in more detail, otherwise it is FALSE.

            Here is all the details:
            https://topwar.ru/120541-amerikanskaya-pomosch-izrailyu-kogda-kak-i-zachem.html
      2. Mitroha 27 May 2020 20: 30 New
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        I’m begging you. I don’t explain to you that payment can be not only money hi
        1. Vitaly gusin 27 May 2020 21: 46 New
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          Quote: Mitroha
          I’m begging you. I don’t explain to you that payment can be not only money

          I don’t need to beg, and so I know, maybe the body, but this also does not fit here.
          1. Mitroha 28 May 2020 06: 53 New
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            Usually unreasonable children getting into conversations of adult uncles spank at the first, and with age, if understanding does not reach, they beat on the forehead with a wooden spoon.
        2. Private-K 28 May 2020 08: 15 New
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          Some of the Libyan gold reserve is located in the Russian Federation. It's a hint. hi
          1. ccsr 28 May 2020 11: 10 New
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            Quote: Private-K
            Some of the Libyan gold reserve is located in the Russian Federation. It's a hint.

            This is exactly what can be, given how Gaddafi was accepted with a tent in the Kremlin - gold is not only stored in Swiss banks.
            But most likely this may be due to our obligations to supply weapons to Libya:

            It is military cooperation, apparently, that will become the main topic at the talks in Moscow. A breakthrough in Russian-Libyan relations occurred in April this year, when Putin came to Libya for a visit. He signed an agreement to write off $ 4,5 billion dollars more Libyan Soviet debts. It was this debt that restrained relations between Moscow and Tripoli after the collapse of the USSR. Of course, Putin wrote off Gaddafi's debts for a reason. The Libyans promised to purchase weapons from us and participate in projects with Russian companies, in particular, with Gazprom and Russian Railways. True, most of the obligations of the Libyan leader have not yet been fulfilled. Today, Medvedev just has to give acceleration to the promises of Tripoli.
      3. Charik 27 May 2020 21: 52 New
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        for the capture of oil fields, Turks are clients in both Syria and Libya
      4. A.K. 27 May 2020 23: 13 New
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        Oil control over the places of their extraction is what Libya needs for all, and that's all if honestly and without unnecessary words about people and crap.
      5. Revolver 27 May 2020 23: 35 New
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        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        How can Haftar pay?

        Well, at least the fact that Erdogan will not be fixed there. Oddly enough, the interests of several Arab countries, the Russian Federation, coincide in this, and it seems as though somewhere flashed by, as did Israel too.
    3. g1v2 28 May 2020 00: 05 New
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      SU24 is still a cancellation. MIG 29 is also not much left before cancellation. Yes, if the emirates and the Egyptians pay generally well.
  3. HAM
    HAM 27 May 2020 20: 17 New
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    Something the star looks like Hollywood stars, which, usually, screenwriters from Hollywood draw on the technique of the "aggressor", and not the identification marks of the videoconferencing ..
    1. GMM
      GMM 27 May 2020 20: 26 New
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      And what is the difference, is it less or more five-pointed?
      Or is she just a star?
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        GMM 27 May 2020 21: 46 New
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        It’s clear that there is a whole sect on the site who deny the obvious things, I have already come to terms with this.
        But how can the star in the central picture differ from the other two - I can’t imagine.
        But the court on the minuses I have higher - on the site there is a galaxy of star stars from God ...
        1. Skay 27 May 2020 22: 26 New
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          But how can the star in the central picture differ from the other two

          As for me, it’s one and a half times larger and the white border is not visible.
          1. GMM
            GMM 27 May 2020 22: 39 New
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            Although I agree.
            It's no secret that NATO has our MiG-29s. They lifted him into the sky and photographed with an infrared camera. Then, hackers in Photoshop drew a star.
            And it turned out a photo of the MiG 29 in the night sky with a star and which they want to pass off as our plane.
            But you won’t lead us on the chaff! This is not our plane!
            The star is not like that and the pilot is not of a Slavic appearance and the sky is typical for NATO countries ....
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    3. Nikolay Ivanov_5 27 May 2020 20: 51 New
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      Quote: HAM
      Something the star looks like Hollywood stars, which, usually, screenwriters from Hollywood draw on the technique of the "aggressor", and not the identification marks of the videoconferencing ..


      I support. Americans in their style of high-likly and white helmets.
    4. Terenin 27 May 2020 21: 07 New
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      Quote: HAM
      Something the star looks like Hollywood stars, which, usually, screenwriters from Hollywood draw on the technique of the "aggressor", and not the identification marks of the videoconferencing ..

      Everything is “clear” with them, AFRIKOM correspondents managed to photograph the Russian pilot winked

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      2. Paul Siebert 29 May 2020 16: 52 New
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        Quote: Terenin
        Quote: HAM
        Something the star looks like Hollywood stars, which, usually, screenwriters from Hollywood draw on the technique of the "aggressor", and not the identification marks of the videoconferencing ..

        Everything is “clear” with them, AFRIKOM correspondents managed to photograph the Russian pilot winked


        A pilot with a simple Ryazan surname Drinkins ...
  4. Pvi1206 27 May 2020 20: 24 New
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    end justifies the means...
  5. Break through 27 May 2020 20: 29 New
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    Our planes where we want to go there and send soldier
  6. steelmaker 27 May 2020 20: 32 New
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    If so, they are doing everything right. Americans violate international law and to be honest in such a situation it is necessary to be completely sick or a traitor. If still "by chance" Jews were avenged for IL, would all be handsome !?
    1. Vitaly gusin 27 May 2020 21: 10 New
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      Quote: steel maker
      If still "by chance" Jews were avenged for IL, would all be handsome !?

      So the Jews have already avenged you, the installation of the S-200 with the calculation that shot down the IL was destroyed.
      1. Break through 27 May 2020 21: 21 New
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        Jews need revenge that covered themselves with our silt. For a long time they would have been smashed to smithereens. But alas. Vova with them in agreements sad So everything has its time.
        1. Vitaly gusin 27 May 2020 21: 42 New
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          Quote: Break through
          But alas. Vova with them in agreements

          It’s just that Vova knows who and why the scout drove the plane there.
          Quote: Break through
          So everything has its time.

          But it’s right, someday and somebody will tell you THE WHOLE TRUTH.
          1. Johann Klassen 27 May 2020 23: 44 New
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            And you, swearing now eat up?
            How much pay?
            Military rank and unit number, call or what?
      2. Pup1 27 May 2020 22: 13 New
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        The complexes are 40 years old ... the Jews took a long time to aim .... they were even given 35 ... now it’s not easy to shoot from behind the mountain?
  7. Briz 27 May 2020 20: 41 New
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    I have never heard that there are Russian MiG-29s in Syria, Sushki - yes, 24,25,35 maybe thirty, but I'm not sure. But in Syria there are MiG-29 Syrian
    1. alexmach 27 May 2020 23: 34 New
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      Here is something that doesn’t bother them :).
      I have never heard that there are Russian MiG-29s in Syria

      Syria has its own MiGs, only the Syrians themselves probably need their MiGs.
      In general, the story is interesting with airplanes. If they were not there, neither the Americans would have yelled already that way, nor Hataf would have walked revealingly. But whose are they, who could just put them off the gentleman’s shoulder like that, along with the SU-24, and also modern ammunition?

      And another interesting question - who is piloting them?

      A quick look at Wikipedia. In addition to Russia, the Mig-29 and Su-24 are simultaneously operated by Algeria, Iran, Syria, as well as Azerbaijan and should be stored in Belarus.

      I think Belarus and Azerbaijan can be immediately discarded. They have few and not even in service.
      Syria - as it was said above, is fighting, it is not up to deliveries to third countries.
      And there are only 2 options left. Who, according to the rumors of Hataf, supported it? Algeria say?
      1. alexmach 27 May 2020 23: 52 New
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        Yes, well, and I'm almost 100% sure that this is not Russia, why should Russia climb into Libya? Why quarrel with the Turks again? After all, there are a lot of interesting people there.
      2. Oquzyurd 27 May 2020 23: 56 New
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        Algeria supports Saraj. There will be constitutional amendments in Algeria the other day, allowing for the first time in 50 years to use its troops outside the country. There is a chance that Saraj will also invite them to help ..
      3. donavi49 28 May 2020 08: 03 New
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        Who, according to the rumors of Khataf, supported it? Algeria say?


        Algeria for Tripoli. Even for the first time in history, they carried out maneuvers of the Navy with Turkey, just at Libya tripoletansky.
        1. alexmach 28 May 2020 08: 48 New
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          Interestingly, then my assumption was wrong ...
  8. Prisoner 27 May 2020 21: 28 New
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    When repainted, the hand did not rise to see the star. Quite mattress floated. Neither will you make a coup, nor will you drive it away. And the public will mix it with guaido, then it’ll be general without showing even a bit of respect. laughing
  9. Charik 27 May 2020 21: 50 New
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    “The Americans at their base repainted their airplanes to Russian coloring,” I declared. “It makes no sense to hide their military presence in Libya,” I also think so, because there are military men from many countries of the world, of course they are hiding, but all the same, then it turns out that were there, and then again they will laugh at "ichtamnet."
    1. Johann Klassen 27 May 2020 23: 56 New
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      But for some reason, Israeli mercenaries from the IDF and the special services are in no hurry to publicize their participation in the murder of civilians in the Lugansk and Donetsk People’s Republics, in the ranks of the Ukrainian "Dobrobat".
      Or the crimes of Israeli professional mercenaries, does not fall under articles on war crimes that do not have a statute of limitations.
      By the way, the Israelis do not hide their participation in punitive operations on the side of the "Ukrainian fascists" against the civilian population and the militia of the People’s Republics.
      1. Charik 28 May 2020 06: 51 New
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        as I say, all sorts of military men are involved in various conflicts, hiding or not, it’s still recognized or maybe not, so there’s no sense in unlocking, it’s like Icht (they probably put minuses for this word) fool
  10. Charik 27 May 2020 21: 50 New
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    This nozzle from the Su24? On MiG31 similar.
  11. Dmitry Makarov 27 May 2020 22: 16 New
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    It’s just that American pigs bought MiGs from the vassals and slaves, and are trying to cast a shadow over Great and Mighty Russia.
    But today the Russians and Turks are brothers, brothers in Arms and other Economic interests.
  12. Shuttle 27 May 2020 23: 06 New
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    [Quote]
    It turns out that AFRICOM contradicts itself, because on the eve they ...
    [/ quote]
    - At Hitler’s headquarters, everything is malacholny ..
  13. sergo1914 27 May 2020 23: 15 New
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    Repainted? What a sophisticated and cynical deceit. But what if on the sides of Putin wrote?
    PS No need to joke about fences.
  14. Ovsigovets 28 May 2020 00: 11 New
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    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Quote: ccsr

    Well, it’s glorious - the main thing is that the Libyans pay for this supply, and it would not be our next “humanitarian aid”.

    How can Haftar pay? request Do you think Turks for money help their customers?

    the main sponsors of HalHaf are the UAE and the SA .... they put him the Shell)) and they’ll get paid for the planes
  15. Ovsigovets 28 May 2020 00: 26 New
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    Quote: Ovsigovets
    Quote: Aaron Zawi
    Quote: ccsr

    Well, it’s glorious - the main thing is that the Libyans pay for this supply, and it would not be our next “humanitarian aid”.

    How can Haftar pay? request Do you think Turks for money help their customers?

    the main sponsors of HalHaf are the UAE and the SA .... they put him the Shell)) and they’ll get paid for the planes

    "pay" *
  16. Ovsigovets 28 May 2020 00: 32 New
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    once again read what the US claims ...... and again .... so what is the news? what claims are there or what? or already working out in the "captain evidence" mode ????? neither cold nor hot, and the water is wet
    1. Roman123567 28 May 2020 09: 07 New
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      what claims are there or what?

      The fact of the matter is that there seem to be no particular complaints .. But many here already automatically burn out ..
      It is worth the Americans write that the water is wet .. how the local patriots begin to snarl violently, what’s your business, they say .. But at the same time they are trying to challenge and refute it ..))
  17. tolmachiev51 28 May 2020 03: 13 New
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    In the style of trump - "fake news" !!!
  18. Ros 56 28 May 2020 06: 00 New
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    Well, and what matters striped to our relations with Libya, and with anyone else. As our ingenious Chernomyrdin spoke, scratch in another place.
  19. nobody111body 28 May 2020 06: 23 New
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    and the Jews are releasing their Fe35 airplanes, or are they drawing their own David star, they have paint, and why shouldn't the Libyans have it?
  20. Zaurbek 28 May 2020 08: 03 New
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    They could take pictures on an IR camera, and here the star appeared.
  21. Naemnik 28 May 2020 08: 51 New
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    Again, these treacherous Russians, all the cards in Libya mixed up ..
  22. Roman123567 28 May 2020 09: 04 New
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    There is no smoke without fire, everyone understands it ..
    If they talk so persistently about the transfer of airplanes, it means that something has a place to be there ..
    It is clear that ours, too, did not do everything openly, and were encrypted .. and therefore the amers confusion ..
  23. donavi49 28 May 2020 09: 12 New
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    By the way, among the PNS trophies was an Egyptian tank with the installation of an AEG-Telefunken searchlight and smoke grenade launchers. Spotlight characteristic detail, even Lyamin (imp-navigator) highlighted.



    Egyptians

  24. spectr 28 May 2020 09: 31 New
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    And where are the pictures with 14 aircraft based on the Khmeimi? Usually the United States or Israel spread them to the public. And here is some kind of shank.
  25. Clone 28 May 2020 11: 23 New
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    We should expect the most “truthful” version of the disappearance of identification marks on airplanes, which, undoubtedly, will be supported by Poland, Georgia, Ukraine and the Baltic states ... treacherous Russians painted stars in flight !!! repeat
  26. Alexey from Perm 28 May 2020 11: 39 New
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    So why are we there? What are the pilots at risk for? This is not our war.
  27. Sova 28 May 2020 12: 38 New
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    Quote: ccsr
    Now AFRICOM claims that Russia allegedly first transferred the Su-24 and MiG-29 to Syria - at the Khmeimim airbase, where "the Russians repainted them, hiding the identification marks of the Russian air forces," and then sent them to Libya.

    Well, it’s glorious - the main thing is that the Libyans pay for this supply, and it would not be our next “humanitarian aid”.

    So there is someone to pay for the UAE and even Egypt can.
  28. Dysindich 28 May 2020 14: 29 New
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    Judging by the pictures - this is the plane of the Tajik Air Force, or Hungary (release, up to 1019), or Belarus ...
    Or, this article is a hopeless haze for Euro-American housewives. For them, in the satellite image, the circle is labeled as Probable - the Anglo-Saxons in their repertoire.
  29. Ovsigovets 28 May 2020 19: 29 New
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    Quote: Roman123567
    what claims are there or what?

    The fact of the matter is that there seem to be no particular complaints .. But many here already automatically burn out ..
    It is worth the Americans write that the water is wet .. how the local patriots begin to snarl violently, what’s your business, they say .. But at the same time they are trying to challenge and refute it ..))

    Well, the KAG people would be hinting that this is not their business ..... or let them climb in or silently watch