Russian Mi-24 combat helicopters open fire at Ukrainian border guards in Donbas



2014/08/26 • War in the Donbas

Russian Mi-24 combat helicopters fired at Ukrainian border guards for the first time since the outbreak of hostilities in Donbas, stated spokesman for the National Security Council Information Centre, Andrei Lysenko, at a press briefing on August 26.

“On August 25, a sabotage and intelligence group attempted to cross the border from the side of the Russian Federation at the Krasna Talivka checkpoint. It was stopped at 15:00 by automatic fire from a well disguised border patrol group. Reinforcements from combat teams of border guards soon arrived at the spot, and a battle with the Russian invaders ensued, lasting 2.5 hours. The Russian subversive group was supported by fire with mortars, 2 BTRs and 2 IFVs coming from the Russian Federation.

In addition, Ukrainian border guards were attacked by rockets from 2 Mi-24 combat helicopters of the Russian Armed Forces. During the battle 4 guards were killed and 3 wounded.”

Mr. Lysenko noted that thanks to heroic actions of the border guards the attempt to break through the border failed, that the Russian side suffered losses and that the injured and killed subversives were evacuated on IFVs under helicopter and BTR fire.

Source: , translated by Alya Shandra, edited by Iain Hall

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  • Milton Devonair

    Humans are always amused at the trained, flying apes of russia:

    • Tooni

      Please do not underestimate the enemy. These apes are uncivilized, wild and dangerous. They also bite.

      • Milton Devonair

        …and as they are russians, sh*t all over other people’s property.

  • Murf

    A big hand for the Boarder Guards Ladies and Gentlemen! They have a big season head of them.
    Good job down by Mariopul with that column of Rebel tanks that mysteriously show up from some where close to, but not inside, the Russian boarder.
    Looks like the BGs have toughened up a lot since April.

  • hammermann

    Wow, the border guard is that effective? Bully bully. Helicopters now, well gotta supply them with some of those captured Iglas. Can’t claim they aren’t shooting across the border anymore- nobody believes that any more.

    • Milton Devonair

      Nato is talking about actually defending europe, specifically putting forward bases in eastern europe because of the russians continued invasions of other countries.
      Humans are always in danger around russia and russians.

    • Murf

      From now on if it flies across the border it dies across the boarder.

  • Mazepa

    Drunken mockal swine are VERY EASY to kill.
    The only problem is that NOW the ENTIRE WORLD knows that they ONLY ‘fight’ while hiding behind women and children.
    Typical soviet mockal coward.
    But we shall KILL EVERY SINGLE mockal on our territory.