Ukraine Russia Conflict
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine involves the build-up and deployment of NATO air forces - including the US Air Force - across Eastern Europe. The combined experts of AirForces Monthly, Combat Aircraft Journal and Key.Aero offer analysis on NATO and Ukrainian aircraft movements; Russian and Ukrainian air defences and ongoing operations in the region.
EASA blacklists 21 Russian airlines
The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned more than 20 airlines from flying in EU airspace
ANALYSIS: What Russian air assets are currently operating from Belarus?
Belarus has provided Russian Aerospace Forces with a crucial launch pad for operations over Ukraine. Tim Ripley details which Russian air assets are currently operating from various locations across Belarus
Ukraine-Russia War: Analysing the First Month
As Vladimir Putin redirects forces to the Russian-controlled Donbas and Crimean regions, evidence of possible war crimes is coming to light. Khalem Chapman charts recent key events in the conflict
Slovakia donates S-300 missile system to Ukraine
Slovakia will provide an S-300 ground-based air defence battery to Ukraine to bolster its anti-air capabilities, as Russia continues its reorientation its forces to focus on Donbass and the east of the country
US refuses to be drawn on Ukraine link to Bulgarian F-16 sale
The US Department of Defense has declined to be drawn on the prospect of Bulgaria looking to shift its existing Soviet-era MiG-29 multi-role fighters to Ukraine, following Washington’s approval of the possible sale of F-16 aircraft to Sofia
Stingers and UAVs part of latest US package to Ukraine
The latest round of military aid deliveries from the US to Ukraine will include Stinger man-portable air defence systems and uncrewed aerial vehicles, as potential Russian war crimes in the country are uncovered
First Russian Su-35S Flanker shot down in Ukraine
Images and videos have been circulating online of the wreckage of a Russian Su-35S that has reportedly been shot down by Ukraine defence forces on April 3
The life and legacy of the Antonov An-225: What next?
Airliner World reflects on the long career of An-225 Mriya and ponders what happens next for Kyiv’s cargo-hauling colossus.
Russian drone company in new UK sanctions list
Russian drone company Kronstadt has been included in the list of new UK sanctions targeting key industries and persons it says are supporting the regime and its war effort in Ukraine
One month on: Ukraine war’s civil aviation fallout
Precisely one month ago, a senseless and utterly barbaric war was started by Vladimir Putin. While paling into insignificance when compared to the humanitarian horror unfolding across Eastern Europe, the actions of the Kremlin have also had a monumental impact on global commercial aviation