DONETSK, November 5. /TASS/. Ukraine is unlikely to have a capable air force in the foreseeable future because NATO countries have no plans to invest in providing replacements for destroyed aircraft, Lieutenant Colonel of the Donetsk People’s Republic’s (DPR) Militia and regional parliament member Andrey Bayevsky told TASS.
"As for aircraft, no one plans to strengthen Ukraine’s air forces, they won’t have aircraft. The West has never planned to replace Ukraine’s [destroyed] aircraft because it would take a lot of money and time," he noted.
According to Bayevsky, the remaining Ukrainian aircraft are only capable of conducting sporadic flights. "A plane may conduct a flight and drop a bomb somewhere but it will be downed and this will be the end of the story," the DPR militia officer said.