The head of the DND Alexander Zakharchenko has put the prosecution of Ukraine in violation of Minsk agreements as part of the use of aircraft in the conflict area.
According to his statement, in the process of the recent fighting, Mat attacked the positions of the DNI With the use of combat helicopters." not so long ago there was an attempt to attack us From a helicopter. It ended unsuccessfully. Rotorcraft received of the destruction and landed within the range controlled by Ukraine, "said Zakharchenko, quoted" Donetsk news Agency ". Remember, the taboo on flights of combat aircraft in the conflict area was provided by the first Minsk Protocol signed in September 2014. Since then, the Ukrainian military did not use planes and helicopters in the fighting in the Donbass. According to the information received from open sources, the Ukrainian side officially on February 4, 2015 it was acknowledged the loss of eleven aircraft (1 An-30, 1 An-26, 1 Il-76, 2 su-24, 2 MiG-29, 4 su-25), 7 helicopters (3 Mi-8 and 4 Mi-24) and two jet unmanned aerial vehicle Tu-143. One more su-25 and Mi-8 (the latter belonged to gschs of Ukraine) suffered a catastrophe in the process of conflict for technical reasons.