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.

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Ukraine ‘appreciates’ Turkish defence support, calls out earlier German reluctance

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

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BREAKING: Headaches for British Airways as Russia bans UK aircraft from its airspace

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

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Ukraine crisis: airliner storage

With the threat of invasion looming, Ukraine's airlines began flying their aircraft into storage and out of harm's way... but where are they?

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Ukraine Crisis: Antonov An-225 reported safe

Antonov Design Bureau's chief pilot has confirmed via Facebook that the world's largest cargo aircraft has not been destroyed

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Ukraine Crisis: Airports Overview

With the ongoing events, Key.Aero provides an overview of some of the most important commercial airports – along with any joint military assets stationed there – from across the country, which has a population of roughly 44 million residents.

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Ukraine Crisis: Airlines respond to flight ban

Uncertainty surrounds hundreds of passenger flights after Ukraine and Moldova closed their airspace to civilian aircraft following the Russian military invasion in the early hours of today (February 24).

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Ukraine crisis: Where and how has airspace been closed?

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

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LIVE: Russian invasion of Ukraine (UPDATED)

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

US to send F-35s, AH-64s and troops to bolster NATO’s eastern flank

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

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Putin shows his hand as Russian forces move into Ukraine

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