Russia has deployed 14 fighters and bombers to Libya - more than at Syria’s air base

It became known about the transfer of 14 Russian fighters and bombers to Libya.

The US Department of Defense reported that Russia attempted to covertly deploy 14 combat aircraft to Libya, including Su-35 and MiG-29 fighters, as well as Su-24 front-line bombers. During the transfer of Russian combat aircraft, the latter were discovered by the US military, against which the US has already accused Russia of meddling in Libya’s internal affairs and politics.

“The US African command believes that Moscow recently deployed military fighters in Libya to support local state-sponsored private military contractors (PMCs). Russian military aircraft are likely to provide direct air support and offensive shelling for the Wagner group, which supports the Libyan National Army (LNA) fight against the internationally recognized Government of National Accord. Russian fighters arrived in Libya from an air base in Russia, after transit through Syria, where, according to estimates, they were repainted to mask their Russian origin. “Russia is clearly trying to tip the scales in its favor in Libya. Just as I saw them doing this in Syria, they are expanding their military footprint in Africa using government-backed mercenary groups such as Wagner, ”said US Army General Steven Townsend, commander of the US command in Africa. “For too long, Russia has completely denied any involvement in the ongoing Libyan conflict. Well, now it is impossible to deny. We watched as Russia sent fourth-generation fighters to Libya - at every turn. The LNA and private military companies cannot arm and exploit these fighters without state support - the support they receive from Russia. ”- сообщает US Armed Forces Press Service.

A little earlier, the U.S. military clarified that we were talking about 14 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, although initially there was information only that in reality we were talking about 9 fighters and bombers.

It is noteworthy that Russia completely refutes the US data, in particular, Andrei Krasov, the First Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Defense, called the publication of the American military fake.

“Another American horror story. This is fake and misinformation in the spirit of former American administrations. ”- said Krasov, however, did not comment on the photo materials.

Well, they climb wherever they want, but what can we not? And there is nothing to justify.