Ukrainian Air Force put on full combat alert, fighter aircraft scrambled

Ukrainian Air Force put on full combat alert, fighter aircraft scrambled

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The Ukrainian Air Force has been put on full combat alert because of numerous terrorist attacks in the east of the country, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov has reported on Facebook.

KYIV, July 12 /Ukrinform/. The Ukrainian Air Force has been put on full combat alert because of numerous terrorist attacks in the east of the country, anti-terrorist operation (ATO) spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov has reported on Facebook.

"In order to reduce the response to possible threats from air space, due to the shelling of the strongholds of the military units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces taking part in the anti-terrorist operation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions with BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers from the direction of the Russian Federation near the state border, Ukrainian air defense forces have been put on full combat alert," he said.

Selezniov said that fighter aircraft had been scrambled as a cover-up from militants.

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