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Another aircraft crashes near Ukraine’s border

An Su-34 fighter jet crashed in Bryansk Region, Russia near the Ukrainian border, minutes after reports that an unidentified helicopter also went down in the area, TASS news agency reported on Saturday, citing sources. The agency provided no details on casualties, saying the authorities are working to clarify the situation.  …

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Date for refloating Russia’s only aircraft carrier pushed back

The Russian Navy will not welcome back into service its only aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov, until at least 2024, the head of the Russian state-owned shipbuilding holding revealed on Tuesday. The timeline for the warship’s upgrade has been moved back again by several months, said Alexey Rakhmanov, head of the …

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Chinese military pilots flip off Canadian aircraft – report

Chinese military pilots have reportedly been flipping the bird at their Canadian colleagues mid-air in what Ottawa labeled “unprofessional” behavior during a North Korea patrol mission.  Beijing jets were frequently flying as close as 20 to 100 feet from a Canadian plane, Canada’s Global News reported on Wednesday, citing sources …

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Pentagon backtracks on claim of aircraft supplies to Kiev

No nation has sent any fighter jets to Ukraine, Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby admitted on Wednesday as he apologized for having created a false “impression” and retracting an earlier statement from the US Defense Department on arms supplies to Kiev. “I was mistaken,” Kirby said, adding that, although he did …

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‘Threatening’ aircraft prompts brief US Capitol evacuation

The US Capitol was evacuated for a short time after police said an unidentified aircraft could pose a threat. A top lawmaker later clarified that the incident was the result of a lapse in communication between federal agencies. The US Capitol Police issued an alert to lawmakers and congressional staffers around …

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Ukraine receives aircraft support from US allies

The Pentagon said US allies have helped bolster Ukraine’s fleet of fighter aircraft by donating spare parts needed to make more of the jets operable as fighting with Russia heats up in the country’s Donbass region. While Washington hasn’t been able to provide some of the Soviet-type weaponry that Kiev …

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China’s third aircraft carrier launch delayed – media

A massive Covid-19 outbreak in Shanghai has stalled the planned launch of China’s third aircraft carrier, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Sunday, citing sources. According to the publication, the vessel was expected to be ready this month, but the schedule was affected by problems with the supply …

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