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Ukrainian helicopters were fired upon in South Sudan

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South Sudan on the verge of a massive civil war. Thousands of people have been killed in recent days. The president announced the suppression of a military coup attempt. Political opposition - develops into an ethnic one. And today, the militants fired at Ukrainian helicopters, which carry out a humanitarian mission in this country.

Ukrainian helicopters - the main transport in South Sudan. Here they are called none other than "iron angels", and not only for their white color.

They deliver water, grain, medicines to where only a helicopter can fly. In the nickname that the pilots themselves gave their cars, less romance and more realism - African workers. To save someone else's life for them daily work.

The mission of the UN set a completely peaceful task for the three Ukrainian crews - to take the refugees out of the conflict zone. But as soon as the unfortunates were loaded on board, they opened fire on the vehicles. The crew of Vyacheslav Gorbachev managed to escape from the shelling.

Vyacheslav Gorbachev, commander of the crew of "Ukrainian helicopters":

- And when I see that guns are starting to lift around, shooting begins, I quickly raised the helicopter, we managed to leave, they shot at us, but they didn’t hit us.

The rest are less fortunate. One of the cars with a bullet broke the oil pipe. Failed engine. Meanwhile, the enraged rebels were about to execute the refugees.

Alexander Sizon, commander of the crew of "Ukrainian helicopters" :

“They have a tribal war, and the Nuer tribe destroys the Dink tribe, the Dink tribe destroys the Plema Nuer.” As for the crew, then maybe we would have survived, but this is not an option.

Vladimir Sizon decided not to tempt fate. He reached the nearest base on one engine. The third Ukrainian helicopter rebels shot almost point-blank.

Oleg Polinchuk, commander of the crew of "Ukrainian helicopters":

- One kul has crumbled in the lobov skapa along the other pilot and two kulі flew in the direction of the commander of the vessel. Palne vitіkalo ... put in the vantage cab.

They managed to get up, but they didn’t fly far away on a padded car. They sat in an unfamiliar place. Pilots were able to evacuate. The helicopter had to quit. Militants do not get to him, hopes the commander.
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  1. avant-garde
    avant-garde 26 December 2013 08: 04
    +5
    Yes, the Papuans are ready to do anything, just not to work. Well, at least everyone is alive, it's a pity the truth
    1. INTER
      INTER 26 December 2013 10: 02
      -6
      Quote: avant-garde
      Yes, the Papuans are ready to do anything, just not to work. Well, at least everyone is alive, it's a pity the truth

      Yes, but I wonder, why exactly Ukrainian? Is this related to the issue of political decisions of the leadership?
    2. Aryan
      Aryan 26 December 2013 10: 39
      -3
      and what do you want from them if they
      Internet domain: .ss
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    4. Airman
      Airman 26 December 2013 12: 22
      +2
      Quote: avant-garde
      Yes, the Papuans are ready to do anything, just not to work. Well, at least everyone is alive, it's a pity the truth

      The machine is iron, people are alive, and this is the main thing.
  2. Akim
    Akim 26 December 2013 08: 08
    +5
    According to UN rules, a pilot may refuse to fly into a combat zone. Ukrainians did not refuse. And risking themselves, saved eighty-four lives.

    The conclusion of this article.
    http://podrobnosti.ua/podrobnosti/2013/12/21/949440.html
    1. Civil
      Civil 26 December 2013 08: 17
      -15%
      Helicopter ... this is for you for 080808, for the dead pilots of the RUSSIAN Air Force.
      1. Akim
        Akim 26 December 2013 08: 23
        +3
        Quote: Civil
        then you for 080808, for the dead pilots of the RUSSIAN Air Force

        And you, dear, do not use this, only in the form of a tricolor?
        1. Civil
          Civil 26 December 2013 08: 38
          0
          Quote: Akim
          Quote: Civil
          then you for 080808, for the dead pilots of the RUSSIAN Air Force

          And you, dear, do not use this, only in the form of a tricolor?

          What really hurts your eyes ?!
          I keep my RSFSR flag on the wall.
          1. Akim
            Akim 26 December 2013 08: 45
            +9
            Quote: Civil
            What really hurts your eyes ?!

            True, or a lie shoved into your brain? Five years have passed. Not a single official request to issue an offender. Only all sorts of journalists extol ethnic hatred.
            1. Standard Oil
              Standard Oil 26 December 2013 10: 24
              -6
              Quote: Akim
              True, or a lie shoved into your brain? Five years have passed. Not a single official request to issue an offender. Only all sorts of journalists extol ethnic hatred.

              October 4, 2001, Tu-154, tail number 85693, Siberia Airlines, which operated flight 1812 along the route Tel Aviv-Novosibirsk. According to the conclusion of the Interstate Aviation Committee, at an altitude of 11 thousand meters, the plane was shot down by a Ukrainian S-200 anti-aircraft missile, which was launched into the air as part of military exercises on the Crimean peninsula. All 66 passengers and 12 crew members were killed.
              What say
              1. Akim
                Akim 26 December 2013 10: 28
                +5
                Quote: Standard Oil
                What say

                Is this what anti-Semites specifically shot at Jews? It was a tragic accident.
                1. Standard Oil
                  Standard Oil 26 December 2013 10: 41
                  -5
                  Quote: Akim
                  It was a tragic accident.

                  Maybe an accident, or maybe not, because of such "coincidences" wars begin, how casus belli will do, by the way, I don’t remember the heads of the "anti-aircraft gunners" at the peak, another casus belli, so do not be offended by the peaceful Sudanese, This was an accident, they did not shoot at the helicopters at all, this helicopter flew up specially for the trajectory of the shot.
                  1. Akim
                    Akim 26 December 2013 10: 45
                    +2
                    Quote: Standard Oil
                    Maybe an accident, but maybe not, because of such "accidents" wars begin,

                    Now Ukraine must declare war on South Sudan? You have a diplomatic one, like a mule steed.
                    1. Standard Oil
                      Standard Oil 26 December 2013 11: 14
                      -6
                      Quote: Akim
                      Now Ukraine must declare war on South Sudan? You have a diplomatic one, like a mule steed.

                      Do not bother, the Sudanese did not shoot down the passenger liner, they are not such barbarians.
                      1. Akim
                        Akim 26 December 2013 11: 23
                        +3
                        Quote: Standard Oil
                        they are not such barbarians.

                        And what barbarians we were in the USSR — intentionally two Boeings were shot down. Neither Chukhons (not Estonians but Finns), nor Koreans declared war on us.
                      2. Roman 1977
                        Roman 1977 26 December 2013 11: 35
                        +3
                        Oh, oh, and what barbarians "bearers of democracy" shot down an Iranian airbus in the same IRANIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS and did not even apologize.
                        655 Iranian Flight (IR655) - Iran Air commercial passenger flight between Bender Abbas, Iran and Dubai, UAE. 3 July 1988, an Airbus A300B2-203 IR655 flight was shot down over the Persian Gulf by a missile launched from the US Navy's Vincennes missile cruiser. 290 people were killed, including 16 crew members, among passengers there were 66 children. During the launch of the rocket, the cruiser Vincennes was in the territorial waters of Iran ...
                        ... On February 26 on 1996, the United States agreed to pay Iran compensation in the amount of 61,8 million US dollars for 248 victims, at the rate of 300000 dollars for each able-bodied victim and 150000 for each dependent. The US refused to compensate for the cost of the aircraft (about 30 million dollars).
                        This compensation is clearly considered by the United States as a unilateral voluntary act, since the US government did not take responsibility for what happened. Vice President George W. Bush, in particular, stated: “I will never apologize for the United States of America, I don't care what the facts are ").

                        http://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Катастрофа_A300_над_Персидским_заливом

                        Or other "democrats": On February 21, 1973, the Libyan Arab Airlines Flight 727 was shot down by Israeli Air Force fighters. The Libyan airline's Boeing 114 took off from an airfield in Benghazi, heading from Tripoli to Cairo, lost its course and entered the airspace of the Sinai Peninsula, OCCUPIED by the Israelis. In Israel, they were alarmed, believing that the pilot deliberately changed course and was going to send the plane to the nuclear reactor in Dimona. Israeli Air Force planes shot him down. 727 passengers and crew members were killed. Among them is the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Libya.
                        http://clubs.ya.ru/4611686018427433389/replies.xml?item_no=3046

                        And here both South Korean planes entered the airspace of the USSR, flew over secret objects for a long time, were accompanied by reconnaissance aircraft, satellites, ships, i.e. at least there was a conscious provocation. Minus.
                      3. Akim
                        Akim 26 December 2013 11: 43
                        +4
                        Quote: Novel 1977
                        Oh, oh, and what barbarians "bearers of democracy" shot down an Iranian airbus in the same IRANIAN TERRITORIAL WATERS and did not even apologize.

                        Yes, I do not care about the cons. Not horseradish, any Standard Oil - call others barbarians, since we have our faces in the gun. happens. Because of such cases, you should not put yourself above others.
                      4. Roman 1977
                        Roman 1977 26 December 2013 11: 58
                        +1
                        I understand that the controversy arose due to the accident with the downing of the Ukrainian air defense in 2001, the Russian Tu-154 flying to Israel. Well, well here, of course, an accident multiplied by greed and gagging.
                      5. Standard Oil
                        Standard Oil 26 December 2013 12: 05
                        0
                        Oh, these CIA Boeings, but Roman 1977 has already spoken out about them, the situations are too different here, stuffed with Boeing spy equipment from the Cold War times and a peaceful transport plane from the period of Russia's decline, okay, all this is in favor of the poor.
                      6. Akim
                        Akim 26 December 2013 12: 23
                        0
                        Quote: Standard Oil
                        too different situations stuffed here

                        For those who are in the tank - no one specifically shot him down! Su-27 in Sknilovo, apparently also because of hatred on people specifically sent?
                    2. Standard Oil
                      Standard Oil 26 December 2013 12: 05
                      -3
                      Oh, these CIA Boeings, but Roman 1977 has already spoken out about them, the situations are too different here, stuffed with Boeing spy equipment from the Cold War times and a peaceful transport plane from the period of Russia's decline, okay, all this is in favor of the poor.
                2. Corsair
                  Corsair 26 December 2013 12: 02
                  -2
                  Quote: Akim
                  And what barbarians we were in the USSR — intentionally two Boeings were shot down.

                  And shortly before this (in historical terms), they defeated fascist Germany, and also with the victims.

                  Do you "liked" Tyagnibok with his statements about everything Russian, and even more so Soviet?
                  He also considers us barbarians ...
                3. Akim
                  Akim 26 December 2013 12: 19
                  +1
                  Quote: Corsair
                  Do you "liked" Tyagnibok with his statements about everything Russian, and even more so Soviet?
                  He also considers us barbarians ..

                  No. Standard Oil , which considers the citizens of Ukraine barbarians, compared with the Sudanese.
              2. Standard Oil
                Standard Oil 26 December 2013 13: 22
                -4
                Quote: Akim
                Neither Chukhons (not Estonians but Finns), nor Koreans declared war on us.

                No one would declare war on the USSR, guts are thin against the USSR.
              3. Standard Oil
                Standard Oil 26 December 2013 13: 22
                -2
                Quote: Akim
                Neither Chukhons (not Estonians but Finns), nor Koreans declared war on us.

                No one would declare war on the USSR, guts are thin against the USSR.
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  • predator.3
    predator.3 26 December 2013 08: 12
    +2
    They deliver water, grain, medicines to where only a helicopter can fly.

    “They have a tribal war, and the Nuer tribe destroys the Dink tribe, the Dink tribe destroys the Nuer tribe.”


    Of course, there is grub (or rather imported), weapons in bulk, and why not shoot, they never wanted to work, and they didn’t know how, but to shoot at each other in Africa is welcome! fool
    1. GastaClaus69
      GastaClaus69 26 December 2013 14: 41
      0
      Quote: predator.3
      they never wanted to work, and they didn’t know how,

      Well, why? With proper motivation ...
  • makarov
    makarov 26 December 2013 08: 14
    +4
    Ukrainian helicopter pilots are not working from a good life in Africa, and they consciously go to risky work, because they cannot realize themselves at home, but for every family that needs to be fed and maintained.
    1. Akim
      Akim 26 December 2013 08: 17
      +2
      Quote: makarov
      Ukrainian helicopter pilots do not work from a good life in Africa

      An article about Ukraine would not be complete without a piece of poop from Makarov!
    2. sapran
      sapran 26 December 2013 10: 08
      +2
      Dear, if you don’t know, don’t write nonsense for 3 years already, as we are experiencing difficulties with recruiting flight personnel for the UN mission. How do I know? So, before I retired for 4 years this year, I dealt with issues related to the training of our peacekeepers.
    3. Kars
      Kars 26 December 2013 10: 10
      +6
      Quote: makarov
      go to risky work, because they cannot realize themselves at home

      I personally am glad when military pilots cannot realize themselves at home.
      1. Oleg Kharkov
        Oleg Kharkov 26 December 2013 23: 19
        +1
        Boguslaev several military pilots to the homeland just from Sudan and lured. So it’s better to learn and test equipment from us. Experience is always and everywhere needed.
  • propolsky
    propolsky 26 December 2013 09: 36
    +1
    Now the peasants are not sweet, and it is necessary to fly, otherwise people are dying of hunger, and it’s scary to substitute their heads, there are just a lot of people shooting, and there are even more weapons!
  • vanya
    vanya 26 December 2013 10: 02
    +2
    Respect for helicopter pilots, and about 08.08.08 it’s enough - we are one nation and there are enough traitors in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
  • Akim
    Akim 26 December 2013 10: 16
    0
    I translated the text Air Force of Ukraine in 2013 (Siły powietrzne Ukrainy w 2013 roku)
    http://dziennikzbrojny.pl/artykuly/art,2,6,5747,armie-swiata,potencjal,sily-powi
    etrzne-ukrainy-w-2013-roku

    , but they don’t miss it, because there are a lot of syntactic and punctual and structural errors. Who can edit the translation? Because I do not see them?
    1. Corsair
      Corsair 26 December 2013 12: 31
      0
      Quote: Akim
      I translated the text Air Force of Ukraine in 2013 year

      Link to the source, where is the translation?
      1. Akim
        Akim 26 December 2013 12: 50
        0
        Quote: Corsair
        Link to the source, where is the translation?

        I say, it must be corrected for errors. My - it does not work. I have it in a file on my computer.
        1. Corsair
          Corsair 26 December 2013 12: 55
          0
          Quote: Akim
          I say, it must be corrected for errors. My - it does not work. I have it in a file on my computer.

          Is it necessary to do a literal translation? Since you intend to post an article on the VO, write it yourself, using the Polish version as the source.
          I am sure that with your additions it should turn out even better.
          1. Akim
            Akim 26 December 2013 13: 16
            +1
            Quote: Corsair
            I am sure that with your additions it should turn out even better.

            I do not agree with half the article. But we also need to know that they think so. And to make a translation - moreover, literally from West Slavonic - is nonsense, nothing complicated.
            1. Corsair
              Corsair 26 December 2013 13: 20
              0
              Quote: Akim
              I do not agree with half the article. But we also need to know that they think so.

              Well, rework the article creatively if you don't agree. Give your vision of the situation.

              Flag in your hands yes ...
              1. Akim
                Akim 26 December 2013 13: 26
                +1
                Quote: Corsair
                Well, rework the article creatively if you don't agree. Give your vision of the situation.

                The question with the help in adjusting the text is resolved.
  • kelevra
    kelevra 26 December 2013 11: 08
    0
    This is not surprising, there is such a big bunch of different gang groups that they take any helicopter and plane as an enemy and fire at it. It was in a situation where our helicopter was shot at by our friendly rebels in Ethiopia.
  • Leshka
    Leshka 26 December 2013 16: 41
    0
    costs of democracy
  • alone
    alone 26 December 2013 19: 41
    +1
    They have a tribal war, and the Nuer tribe destroys the Dink tribe, the Dink tribe destroys the Nuer tribe.


    remembered a joke))

    Notes of an Iraqi from the "Mehdi Army"
    - August 22, we suddenly attacked the Americans and captured the city of Umm Qasr.
    August 23: After a massive strike, the Americans regained control of the city.
    -24 August. The security company Lukoil squeaked. Strongly swearing. We and the Americans were driven out into the desert))
  • Cristall
    Cristall 26 December 2013 19: 44
    +1
    stop bricks on the wall with cement to smear ... do the dirty work for others
    According to the article - well done guys. Not afraid.