Russian Committee on Defense and Security Dubs US Statement on MiG-29 to Libya as Stupid – Al Marsad

The Chair of the Federation Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev said on Wednesday that the statement of the Commander of the US Military Command in Africa (AFRICOM) on Russia’s supply of MiG-29 jet fighter aircraft to Libya was stupid.

(Libya, 28 May 2020) – According to the Russian news agency Sputnik, Viktor Bondarev said: “The statement of the AFRICOM Commander on Russia’s supply of MiG-29 fighters is rather stupid. Of course, the MiG-29 is one of the best fighter aircraft, but claiming that a handful of them can control Libya’s coast in a few moments is nonsense.”

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Bondarev added, the former Soviet MiG-29s remained part of the air forces around the world and Libya is no exception.

He also pointed out that this is not the only country in Africa that still has Soviet-era MiG-29s. “These fighter jets proved their worth in the Syrian Air Force during the war against terrorists. Therefore, if there are such aircrafts in Libya, they are not Russian, but Soviet,” said the Chair of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Bondarev.

© Al Marsad English (2020)

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