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The United States has purchased 81 Soviet combat aircraft from Kazakhstan and may transfer them to Ukraine: The media revealed the details

Oleksiy LutykovWorld
The United States could buy dozens of aircraft from Kazakhstan. Source: Kazakhstan's Defense Ministry

In October 2023, Kazakhstan put up 117 Soviet combat aircraft for sale. Of these, 81 were purchased by the United States through offshore intermediaries.

The MiG-27, MiG-29, and Su-24 were among the aircraft transferred under the offshore scheme. This was reported by the Kyiv Post.

Kazakhstan has put up for sale combat aircraft manufactured in the 1970s and 1980s. The auction proposal stated that the aircraft were in an unusable condition, their modernization was economically inexpedient, and their usefulness as a source of spare parts was limited.

Nevertheless, information appeared on the Internet that the United States had purchased 81 aircraft through offshore structures. Among the aircraft transferred under the scheme were MiG-27, MiG-29, and Su-24. However, no one announced the reasons for the purchase.

At the same time, there have been speculations that the planes will eventually be transferred to the Ukrainian army. It is assumed that the Ukrainian Armed Forces will disassemble them for spare parts or even use the outdated aircraft as decoys at airfields.

In addition, another reason for this deal could be that Kazakhstan is trying to expand its ties with Western countries and wants to reduce its strategic and military relations with Moscow.

The United States has purchased 81 Soviet combat aircraft from Kazakhstan and may transfer them to Ukraine: The media revealed the details

As a reminder, in 2024, Ukraine will receive more than a squadron of American F-16 fighters. They will arrive along with pilots and maintenance personnel.

Earlier, the Belgian government once again confirmed that it would provide the Ukrainian Defense Forces with modern F-16 fighters. The first aircraft may arrive in Ukraine this year.

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