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.
A senior Ukrainian official has praised the contribution that Turkey has in providing support to the country’s armed forces, before calling out Germany's earlier reluctance
There are new headaches for British Airways this morning as Moscow has banned UK aircraft from its airspace. Key Aero examines the importance of Russian skies to UK operators and investigates the alternatives
After weeks of increasing tension in the region, Ukraine’s civilian airspace was officially closed this morning (February 24). Military action by Russian forces against targets across the eastern European nation sparked the move by regulators in Kyiv, who said there was a “high risk” to safety
In the early hours of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a full-scale attack on Ukraine, warning that there would be consequences for any country that should interfere. Key.Aero presents the latest aerial warfare developments from the Eastern European country
The US announced on February 22 that it will further bolster the defence of NATO’s eastern flank with additional European-based troops, F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation multi-role stealth fighters and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters
Russian President Vladimir Putin stunned the world on February 21, 2022, when he signed an agreement that formally recognises two proxy states in eastern Ukraine as independent regions - much to the dismay of the global political community. We detail what this move means for the ongoing crisis and where Russia's air assets are currently deployed in the region