Russia’s Defense Ministry plans to launch aerial warfare over Ukraine
Russia’s Defense Ministry has made the decision to start extensively using aircraft in the Ukraine war. The Russian outlet iStories reported this, citing a source close to the ministry.
“Until now, they were sparing it,” said the ministry insider about Russia’s former reluctance to use aircraft. “Now, they’ve decided to change their tactics.”
The same source noted that Russia’s air-force has a clear numerical advantage over Ukraine’s.
Acknowledging that the new tactics will lead to the Russian planes and helicopters being “shot down en masse” by the Ukrainian air defense systems, the same insider said aerial warfare will still cause problems for the Ukrainian army.