Contents tagged with Belbek Airport

  • Russian Defense Ministry: Belbek Airport in Crimea ready to accept all types of aircraft 

    The new runway at the Belbek Airport in Crimea is ready to receive civilian and military planes, the Russian Defense Ministry reported, citing Viktor Sevostyanov, Commander of the 4th Army Air Force and Anti-Air Defense. 

    “The reconstruction of this airport has been effectively completed. Today we made the first technical route with two planes, and looked at the condition of the runway. There is still work to do, and the work is underway. But initially the conclusion is made that the airport …

  • Russia transferred more than a dozen fighter jets to annexed Crimea 

    Russia has sent over a dozen Su-27 and Su-30 fighter jets to annexed Crimea to boost its air force on the peninsula, according to a witness, Reuters reported. 

    "More than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine, arrived in the Crimea on Saturday,” the statement read. Reuters’s witness claimed to have seen the jets land at Belbek air base in the Crimea. 

    Meanwhile, the Russian news agency Interfax reported  …

  • Russia to move additional fighter jets to Crimea

    Interfax reports that the Su-27SM and Su-30M2 fighters will return to the Crimean airfield Belbek after the reconstruction of the airfield is complete.

    “On December 22nd, 2018 more than 10 Su-27SM and Su-30M2 fighters from the fighter jets regiment of the 4th Air Force and Air Defense Army will fly from the Krymsk airfield in the Krasnodar region to Belbek in the Republic of Crimea to the place of their permanent deployment,” said the Russian Ministry of Defense in a statement.

    The fighters …

  • Russia deploys more warplanes and equipment to Belbek airbase in Crimea

    The Ministry of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine reports that Russia placed fighter jets and other military equipment in the open parking areas at the Belbek airfield near Sevastopol.

    “According satellite images, Ukraine recorded 24 units of fighter aircraft, among which 16 SU-27 aircraft of various modifications, 8 aircraft MIG-29, as well as about 150 special vehicles and other military equipment, at the open parking areas of the Belbek airfield, …

  • Ukrainian Businessman Sues Russia over Crimean Airport

    Ukrainian businessman Igor Kolomoisky is asking for Russia to be held liable for denying his right to operate a passenger terminal at the Belbek Airport in Crimea. The Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague has taken this complaint against the Russian Federation under consideration. Igor Kolomoisky is a Ukrainian businessman and the owner of the Belbek Airport Company. The initiation of this case was reported on the Facebook page of the Court.

    He accuses the Russian Federation of …