Latvia has delivered Mi-17 and Mi-2 helicopters to the Ukrainian army


On August 15, the Latvian Ministry of Defense informed that the Ukrainian Air Force has received four helicopters donated by Latvia, which will soon be fully included in the aviation fleet of the Ukrainian Army.

Follow Air Recognition on Google News at this link


Latvia has delivered Mi 17 and Mi 2 helicopters to the Ukrainian army Two Mi-17 and two Mi-2 helicopters were delivered to the Air Force of Ukraine in partially disassembled form. Before delivery to Latvia, the helicopters were painted, and one Mi-17 was overhauled. The Ukrainian Air Force will start using the helicopters in the performance of tasks until their assembly is fully completed (Picture source: Artis Pabriks)


"Half a year ago, the anti-aircraft defense system "Stinger" donated by Latvia helped the Ukrainian army to delay the Russian invasion. Now, as Ukrainian soldiers counterattack in many places, our donated helicopters will help carry out military operations and save lives. Western countries' support for Ukraine must not end until it frees its entire territory from the Russian occupation forces," emphasizes Defense Minister Artis Pabriks.

Two Mi-17 and two Mi-2 helicopters were delivered to the Air Force of Ukraine in partially disassembled form. Before delivery to Latvia, the helicopters were painted, and one Mi-17 was overhauled. The Ukrainian Air Force will start using the helicopters in the performance of tasks until their assembly is fully completed.

It has already been reported that Latvia is one of the countries that has provided Ukraine with the most significant support in terms of volume in relation to the gross domestic product. Latvia has supplied Ukraine with weapons and individual equipment, unmanned aerial vehicles, dry food rations, ammunition, anti-tank weapons and Stinger anti-aircraft missiles in the amount of more than 200 million euros.

Also, Latvia is one of the members of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group, which is committed to helping Ukraine in the fight against Russian aggression. The previous meeting of the Ukrainian Defense Contact Group was held on August 11 this year in Copenhagen, and was attended by defense ministers of many countries of the world, including A. Pabriks.


Cookies settings

×

Functional Cookies

This site uses cookies to ensure its proper functioning and cannot be deactivated from our systems. We don't use them not for advertising purposes. If these cookies are blocked, some parts of the site will not work.

Session

Please login to see yours activities!

Other cookies

This website uses a number of cookies to manage, for example: user sessions.