Russian Invasion: Ukrainian army sets to receive Ex-Afghan Helicopters from the United States.
Reports Suggest that about two dozen Mi-8/17 type helicopters of the Afghan Air Force are now outside the country.
The U.S. reportedly will provide Ukraine with six helicopters that previously belonged to the Afghan Air Force. The first batch of helicopters is expected to arrive in Ukraine this spring.
Reports from outlets in Afghanistan had suggested that about two dozen Mi-8/17 type helicopters of the Afghan Air Force are now outside the country and their fate remains unknown.
According to Scramble Magazine, these helicopters have undoubtedly been used during the fled of Afghan government leaders and military personnel to neighboring countries such as Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
As CNN previously reported, the Biden administration is weighing sending military advisers and new equipment to Ukraine as Russia builds up forces near the border.
Citing multiple sources familiar with the plans, CNN reported that the Defense Department has been pressing for some equipment that would have gone to Afghanistan, like Mi-17 helicopters, to instead be sent to Ukraine.
Its been over three weeks since the invasion by Russia as ordered by its President, Vladimir Putin which has led to the death of both Ukrainian soldiers, hundreds of citizens.