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Fierce fighting in Ethiopia: Government forces lose a Mi-35 attack helicopter

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In Ethiopia, intense fighting continues between government forces and units of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Tigray. The rebels managed to shoot down another attack helicopter of the Ethiopian army. We are talking about the Mi-35.


The knocked down helicopter was announced by the official representative of the NFOT, Getachev Reda, who made a corresponding entry on Twitter. It is alleged that this happened on November 11, confirmation from other sources has not been received, except for one video. On the other hand, since the beginning of the conflict, the rebels have already managed to shoot down one Mi-35 of government forces, as well as a MiG-23 fighter and a military transport S-130.

Earlier it was reported that the rebels could take possession of the anti-aircraft complexes of the Ethiopian army, most likely MANPADS and anti-aircraft artillery. The lack of normal air defense is explained by the small number of shot down aviation government forces with its very intensive use in the conflict.


Ethiopia's civil war erupted in 2020, when the Tigray region, in the north of the country, with a population of about 5 million, declared its independence. Since then, government forces and NPLT insurgents have fought with heavy military equipment, including Tanks... The government army actively uses aviation, the NFOT has no aviation, but it has a certain number of anti-aircraft systems.

In recent days, fierce fighting has been going on in the area of ​​the city of Millet, the NFOT has managed to stop a powerful offensive by government forces and launched its own, advancing towards Addis Ababa. As stated in the command of the front, the task of the offensive is to capture the capital. Detachments of the Oromo Liberation Front began to operate in the rear of the Ethiopian army.

The PNLF, the Oromo Liberation Front and several other small rebel movements have formed an alliance to oppose government forces with Eritrea on their side.
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  1. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 14 November 2021 10: 36
    +8
    Is the Ethiopian Nile Dam problem solved ?! wassat
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 14 November 2021 10: 51
      +9
      Quote: tralflot1832
      Is the Ethiopian Nile Dam problem solved ?!

      If this is a TA theme, then Egypt is playing there ... For Egypt, this dam is a heavy blow to the economy.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 14 November 2021 10: 58
        +3
        The easiest way to solve this problem is by someone else's hands. Otherwise, this construction site of the century was almost going to be bombed, and it is larger than our Soyano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station.
        1. Shurik70
          Shurik70 14 November 2021 11: 37
          +13
          The population of Ethiopia is 116 million people !!!
          The population density is 115 people per sq. Km !!!
          At the same time, there are many nationalities, and freedom of religion.
          With such a population, density and religions, unleashing a civil war is like throwing a match in gasoline
      2. mitroha
        mitroha 14 November 2021 11: 30
        +5
        on the side of which is Eritrea.

        As usual, look for someone who benefits.
        On the side of the "popular fronts" are often not only the people
      3. Spring fluff
        Spring fluff 15 November 2021 23: 27
        0
        in Ethiopia, even without Egypt, it is restless. there are many different peoples there. Although of course they could help. and the dam also interferes with Sudan
    2. knn54
      knn54 14 November 2021 11: 09
      +11
      "African Yugoslavia", however.
      Ethiopia is a federal republic, divided into 10 provinces with their own parliaments and presidents Including the four largest ethnic groups - Oromo (34% of the population), Amhara (27%), Tigers and Somalis (6% each) have their own provinces where they make up the majority ...
      At the same time, the tigers were the main "suppliers" of officers in the Armed Forces of Ethiopia.
    3. alexmach
      alexmach 14 November 2021 12: 09
      +2
      Is the Ethiopian Nile Dam problem solved ?! wassat

      Yeah .. and for one thing with the problem of Chinese economic expansion in Ethiopia.
  2. Ros 56
    Ros 56 14 November 2021 10: 40
    +7
    For as long as I remember myself, they always have a mess in Africa, Asia and Latin America, is it really not boring, or is the power pulling like that?
    1. YOUR
      YOUR 14 November 2021 10: 53
      0
      They are so used to
      1. Ros 56
        Ros 56 14 November 2021 11: 19
        +3
        What do you mean accustomed to, we have a civil war blazed mum do not grieve, not like this black and other multi-colored. The people were put in, the population would be enough for more than one country. But after all, we have finished and they have enough brains and after the collapse of the Soviet Union we cannot start all over again.
        While our representatives from the Union were there, they lived more, less normally. Or they definitely need to hit on the back of the neck, do not engage in nonsense, although ...... what I mean, the striped ones can't come to a common denominator.
      2. Serg Kam
        Serg Kam 14 November 2021 12: 04
        +16
        This is not a matter of habit, but of demography.
        Fertility in Africa: an average of 134 children per day (340 per hour) or one child every 5 sec. Mortality: an average of 597.50 people per day (0.64 per hour) or one death every 36 seconds.

        That is, every year a lot of extra people are formed. Where should they work and what to eat?
        The easiest way to recycle is through war.
        1. knot master
          knot master 14 November 2021 12: 15
          0
          And what is the infant mortality rate?
          1. Serg Kam
            Serg Kam 14 November 2021 12: 21
            +2
            Data taking into account infant mortality.
            Total, so to speak.
            1. knot master
              knot master 14 November 2021 12: 22
              0
              Yes, he blunted himself, because infant mortality also gets into the statistics.
              1. Serg Kam
                Serg Kam 14 November 2021 12: 50
                +4
                In general, the situation is not fun. Even taking into account the gradual decline in the birth rate.
                The white man was simply lucky that Africa did not have an intelligent and charismatic leader capable of industrializing and uniting countries against whites.
                1. Bolt cutter
                  Bolt cutter 14 November 2021 13: 27
                  +7
                  Africa did not have an intelligent and charismatic leader capable of industrializing and uniting countries against whites.
                  Even Raphael won't paint a masterpiece with piss on the porch wassat Even if such a leader appears, he gets drunk in despair or gets pulled by a refugee in the EU. The wrong people are there.
        2. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 14 November 2021 12: 57
          +8
          Good Sergey. In addition, the terrible poverty and the idiotic policy of the UN and all kinds of humanitarian aid. No one is trying to change the employment situation, but simply distributing food and shmatier. The locals were corrupted by freebies. Why work if the whites come and feed. If they don't give anything, then you can take a macheto or Kalashoid and take it away. Plus, with the advent of the Internet and TV, information for every taste has become freely available. Who, to whom and for what "owes", and taking into account the African "universal" education, who promises a cow will follow the tribe. Again, Chinese funding, under the white colonialists, Negroes worked everywhere, albeit for a penny, while the whites looked after and controlled. When the Chinese are working, CHINESE !!!!! Blacks there only with a shovel and a broom can be seen, and even then not everywhere.
          1. Maki Avellevich
            Maki Avellevich 15 November 2021 07: 50
            +3
            Quote: zadorin1974
            No one is trying to change the employment situation, but simply distributing food and shmatier. The locals were corrupted by freebies. Why work if the whites come and feed. If nothing is given, then you can take a macheto or Kalashoid and take away.

            corrupting freebies, yes. any person can be corrupted in this way.

            but negros and without freebies act on the principle - the program is minimum.
            as soon as the average statistical Negro has eaten, he stops his edifying activity.
            he goes into a state of leisure. sex, musical instruments and just lying on the couches.

            I give the information first-hand. from his observations in Senegal and Mali.

            street of Kaolak city. on this or a similar one happened to walk



            this is the standard lunch in the villages of the region. couscous. this is wheat groats. quite tasty, especially if you are hungry, but the problem is that the locals eat the same dish almost every day.

            1. zadorin1974
              zadorin1974 15 November 2021 08: 36
              0
              I know first-hand. A friend in Angola served at the hydroelectric power station for almost two years (they didn’t let me through because of my health - PMCs of Russian origin - installation of a security system and security of the perimeter - RESORT). Azat had a free internet, they could talk for an hour.
        3. Rurikovich
          Rurikovich 14 November 2021 18: 32
          0
          Quote: SergKam
          That is, every year a lot of extra people are formed. Where should they work and what to eat?

          They need to send Eurapaean missionaries there ... They will conduct pedagogical conversations on tolerance, teach where and how to fiddle with, shoub without flying wassat ... You look, mortality will outweigh the birth rate what fellow
          1. zadorin1974
            zadorin1974 15 November 2021 08: 28
            +2
            Kind Andrey Nikolaevich. Here, just, everything turned out to be a turn-around. Пока в Африке были "миссионеры" белые, нигеров заставляли работать и соблюдать чистоту))) Пусть платили копейки,но за своим "имуществом"следили в большинстве своем(голандцы ,правда самые отмороженные были). And, here, after the release, everything rolled downhill. Here and Mabutu, Tuchi and the rest of the massacre.
  3. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 14 November 2021 10: 42
    0
    Intense fighting continues in Ethiopia between government forces and NPLT (People's Front for the Liberation of Tigray)

    ***
    Who plays for Tigray? ...
    ***
    1. donavi49
      donavi49 14 November 2021 10: 57
      +29
      It is more important there who plays for the Ethiopians - Prime Minister Abiy, the Nobel Prize for Peace with Eritrea. In 2019, Amhara's radical forces nearly staged a coup, killed the military leadership and nearly killed Abiy. After that, harsh purges began. After clearing Amhara, they began to crush others. Oromo initially caved in, but Tygrai did not - for he had a real army, with an organizational structure. This is the type of DPR / LPR in Ethiopia or South-South / Abkhazia, only large ones. In 2020, Abiy started ATO in the north. We moved quickly and took Mekelele (the capital of Tigray). However, further problems emerged:
      - Oromo and Tygraitsy from the army at best deserted, and at worst worked for the rebels. And suddenly up to 20% of the officers are from there.
      - Loyal to Abiyu Amhara began robbery, looting and all this, which sharply turned the population and tribes against the Ethiopians.
      - Everything has stalled. Well, we took the capital and the main route, and what next?

      As a result, the Tygrais planned and carried out a mega-operation, brewing a boiler for 10k Ethiopians and freeing Mekelele.



      After that, Oromo and other tribes began war on their territory. The key moment of the last time was the second boiler for Dessie. Cooked Chief of General Staff of Ethiopia.



      After that, the Oromo / Tigraya Alliance was formed, and they also entered into physical contact (that light green speck south of Dessie) and go to the capital. Abiy is actively arming Amhara, under the slogan to win or die, because Oromo and Tygrais - Amhara are cutting more than any banned ISIS (which, by the way, also appeared in Ethiopia - that's a black spot).
      1. mitroha
        mitroha 14 November 2021 11: 35
        +2
        Quote: donavi49
        Cooked Chief of General Staff of Ethiopia.

        These can. laughing
        Or there is no mistake in the word belay
        1. donavi49
          donavi49 14 November 2021 11: 55
          +10
          Well, in a sense, they were taken prisoner, along with most of the grouping under Dissie.


    2. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 14 November 2021 10: 59
      -7
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      Who plays for Tigray?

      Tigrai are Orthodox people, I would like Russia to stand, but it looks like the United States. The element of the fight against China.
      1. alexmach
        alexmach 14 November 2021 12: 16
        +9
        God forbid to stand behind the next genocide and the appearance of the next "Somalia".
        donavi49 very aptly noticed that they cut each other there with enthusiasm.
    3. ammunition
      ammunition 14 November 2021 11: 01
      -2
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      Who plays for Tigray? ..

      https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%A0%D0%B5%D0%BB%D0%B8%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%8F_%D0%B2_%D0%AD%D1%84%D0%B8%D0%BE%D0%BF%D0%B8%D0%B8
      Tygrai - 96.1% of the population are Orthodox.
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 14 November 2021 10: 44
    +7
    Earlier it was reported that the rebels could take possession of the anti-aircraft complexes of the Ethiopian army, most likely MANPADS and anti-aircraft artillery. This explains the small number of downed aircraft of the government forces with their very intensive use in the conflict.

    Here my logic "broke" ... That is, if the rebels did not capture air defense systems, they would shoot down MORE ?!
    1. just exp
      just exp 14 November 2021 11: 33
      +5
      For example, I immediately realized that the author meant that they captured ONLY MZA and MANPADS, therefore the losses are small, because if they had captured full-fledged air defense systems, then the losses of the Air Force would have been greater
  5. svp67
    svp67 14 November 2021 10: 51
    +4
    Poor Ethiopia ... who doesn’t tear it to pieces anymore ... But now there is a really cool kneading ...

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  6. YOUR
    YOUR 14 November 2021 10: 55
    +5
    The machine gun is Chinese QJZ-89 / Type 89. They made it for sale in Africa.
  7. Vaўkalak
    Vaўkalak 14 November 2021 10: 56
    +7
    In the photo, is it by any chance the same "Ethiop"?
    1. svp67
      svp67 14 November 2021 11: 08
      +6
      Quote: Vaўkalak
      In the photo, is it by any chance the same "Ethiop"?

      Who knows, maybe this one, maybe this one ...
  8. parusnik
    parusnik 14 November 2021 11: 36
    +1
    Eritrea split off, an independent state - who's next?
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 November 2021 12: 57
      +4
      The most interesting thing is that in this conflict, independent Eritrea helps the central government of Ethiopia to fight the Tigray separatists. On the other hand, the Tygrai separatists are not quite typical. They are ready not to secede, but on condition that they will be provided with a significant part of the power on a general Ethiopian scale. Indeed, after the overthrow of the Mengistu regime, they took a leading role in the motley coalition that ruled Ethiopia until the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. And now they want not secession, but domination on a general Ethiopian scale. In other words, they want a disproportionate amount of influence in the central government and in the security forces of Ethiopia.
      1. parusnik
        parusnik 14 November 2021 14: 26
        +1
        Let's see what will happen .. but there will be no united Ethiopia ..
        1. Sergej1972
          Sergej1972 14 November 2021 15: 15
          +1
          I think to be. In a number of African countries, the situation is even worse, but we do not write about it due to the lack of interest from the Russians. Amhara and the vast majority of Oromo are in favor of a united country. It is unlikely that 5 million tigers will destroy the 116 million state. The leadership of the tiger has exorbitant ambitions. They want to dominate the country, although there are 4-5% of the total population. They really dominated from 1991 to 2018. Representatives of other, much larger peoples are annoyed by this, in simple terms. The Tigers will secede if they do not achieve a return to their former position. But the Tygrai region does not have special resources for independent development. It is much more profitable for them to control all of Ethiopia.)
          By the way, half of the population of Eritrea is also tigers.
          1. parusnik
            parusnik 14 November 2021 15: 32
            +1
            Ethiopia is now not a unitary state, but a federal one, where the provinces have enormous powers. I am not going to argue that the central government is in power, the president has not been overthrown, another government has not come to power. Further events will show. Moreover, there are solid stakeholders on both sides. It is these parties that will solve the Ethiopian problems, not the Ethiopians themselves. They act now, only as cannon fodder.
            1. Sergej1972
              Sergej1972 14 November 2021 16: 00
              +1
              Let's see. We still don't know a lot, we use information from open sources.
  9. Andrey1903
    Andrey1903 14 November 2021 11: 42
    +1
    Cool melody on the video) smiled)
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  11. 16112014nk
    16112014nk 14 November 2021 13: 27
    +5
    The population density is 115 people per sq. Km !!!

    Bangladesh - population density - 1096 people per sq. km. By their standards, Ethiopia is a desert.
  12. evgen1221
    evgen1221 14 November 2021 13: 35
    +1
    We look and wonder what happens when the colonial princes only think about themselves and about the profits of their employers.
  13. aleks700
    aleks700 14 November 2021 13: 50
    +1
    Where is China looking? As I understand it, there are tens of billions of dollars invested by China. And this he can lose.
  14. CommanderDIVA
    CommanderDIVA 14 November 2021 14: 01
    +1
    Ethiopia's opponents from the outside are supported by Eritrea, Sudan, Djibouti, UAE, Kenya and Somalia, and Ethiopia is rich in natural gas, platinum, gold, polymetallic ores, rare earth elements, rock and potassium salts, so everyone wants to grab a piece of the Ethiopian pie, so they bet on fighting in Ethiopia based on the ethno-religious sphere
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 November 2021 16: 04
      0
      It is precisely the government of Eritrea that is now an ally of the central government of Ethiopia. By the way, the Tiger people, who make up only 4-5% of the population of Ethiopia, but at the same time dominated all the power and security structures of Ethiopia in 1991-2018, in Eritrea make up half of the total population.
  15. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 14 November 2021 14: 25
    +4
    These tigers have already captured the capital in the 90s. Were in power. Such and such muddy Marxists. "For justice", as it were
    1. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 November 2021 16: 09
      0
      They dominated the coalition that ruled Ethiopia in 1991-2018. Although the tigers themselves are only 5% of the population. While they were in power in Ethiopia, they temporarily abandoned separatist slogans as unnecessary. Now they are acting on the principle of "pan-or-go": we will return to power on a general Ethiopian scale, but if it fails, we will secede from Ethiopia.
  16. yfast
    yfast 14 November 2021 14: 50
    +3
    Quote: voyaka uh
    These tigers have already captured the capital in the 90s. Were in power. Such and such muddy Marxists. "For justice", as it were
    The Chinese, as it were, are also muddy Marxists, but they still live on nothing.
  17. gorenina91
    gorenina91 14 November 2021 17: 13
    -4
    Government forces lost a Mi-35 attack helicopter

    - And why is it - so easily shoot down a Russian-made attack helicopter ... - And no comments ... - everything here - "who and what" only says (about the birth rate, about dams, etc.) - but in fact shootdowns - absolutely nothing ...
    - Personally, I would still understand if suddenly some rebels would seize a helicopter and try to attack government troops, which have a powerful air defense system ...
    - And here the opposite is true - professional pilots of government troops (maybe even they were Russians) and suddenly some rebels ... - from the most primitive means they shoot down a powerful attack helicopter whose crew is performing a combat mission ... - It's not primitive. drone ...
    - I don't know ... - but all this ... - is not in favor of our attack helicopters ...
    - Someone can give an explanation ...
    1. gorenina91
      gorenina91 14 November 2021 18: 12
      -3
      - I repeat - who can explain something ... - And to blurt out the minuses - there is no need for mind ...
    2. Sergej1972
      Sergej1972 14 November 2021 21: 28
      0
      Until recently, representatives of the NFOT constituted up to 30-40% of the officers of the Ethiopian army.
    3. Captain Pushkin
      Captain Pushkin 14 November 2021 22: 03
      +1
      Quote: gorenina91
      And why is it - it is so easy to shoot down a Russian-made attack helicopter ...

      For current MANPADS, you know, it's violet, is that modern helicopter or not. The main thing is to fly low.
  18. Freedim
    Freedim 14 November 2021 20: 51
    +2
    Quote: tralflot1832
    it is larger than our Soyano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station.

    With all due respect, through "a" .. There is no verification word .. there is a verification label;)
  19. Spring fluff
    Spring fluff 15 November 2021 23: 49
    0
    who knows what kind of music is playing in the video? I liked it very much:)