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Portugal to send six Soviet helicopters to Ukraine

One of them is broken.

Portugal to send six Soviet helicopters to Ukraine
Photo: Observador

Portugal has decided to transfer six Soviet-made helicopters to Ukraine, Yevropeyska Pravda has reported, citing Observador.

"At the request of Ukraine and in coordination with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, we will make available to Ukraine our fleet of Kamov helicopters that, due to the current scenario, the sanctions imposed on Russia, we can no longer operate, in fact, they do not have airworthiness certificates and we will not even be able to repair them," Portuguese Defence Minister Helena Carreiras said.

In her opinion, the helicopters will be "extremely useful for Ukraine", although one of the helicopters is out of service due to an accident, so the Ukrainian side has to repair it.

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