Commander of the 18th Special Helicopter Detachment, Andriy Kohut: “We were once taught that fighting for one’s country was sacred.”
Translated and edited by Voices of Ukraine
Source: Ukraine Ministry of Defence FB
A statement of the pilot and sniper, Commander of the 18th Special Helicopter Detachment which participated in the United Nations mission to stabilize the Democratic Republic of Congo, Andriy Kohut.
I am addressing you as the commander of a special air force subdivision, a Colonel and a veteran pilot of Afghanistan who has served in the armed forces of the Soviet Union and of Ukraine for more than thirty-five years.
The events of the last days have changed my attitude toward our neighboring country where many of my friends live. On May 2nd two MI-24 helicopters were shot down killing their crews. The victims were my colleagues, officers with whom we carried out military activities under the aegis of a UN mission, where it was truly dangerous. They survived…
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