Details of the attack on two Ukrainian cargo aircraft in Libya have become known.
This writes Country.
It was the weapons that were transported from the UAE to Libya by Ukrainian aircraft, which were shot last Friday.
Il-76TD, chartered by the United Arab Emirates, came under fire from the UAVs of one of the opposing sides.
The attack occurred at the airport Al-Jufra, which controls the army under the leadership of General Khalifa Haftar.
The pilot-contractor from Melitopol, Vladimir Bukhalsky, who served in hot spots (except Libya, in Lebanon, Liberia), was killed in the raid.
This is a military retiree, one of the most experienced pilots of the 25th transport aviation brigade, the former deputy commander of the air assault team.
“The Ukrainian tried to save onboard documents, but he died,” says the journalist.
The plane shot was 27 years old, it is a very old age for the aircraft, and at the end of August of this year it should have been written off.
Libya, after the overthrow of Gaddafi, plunged into chaos: the government in the country was divided by two warring groups and radical Islamists. One of them, led by Haftar, formed a political center in Bengashi, and the government recognized by the world community under the leadership of Faiz Saraj is in Tripoli (Haftar’s army is now attacking this city). The son of Gaddafi, the Safe, who was released from captivity two years ago, also dreams of returning power.
Russia and Europe are involved in resolving the Libyan conflict.