Source: We Love Trump

A Ukrainian pilot on Thursday morning decided to dip out to Romania instead of fighting a losing battle against Russian military forces.

Reports that a Ukrainian Su-24 fighter fled to Romania were initially stated by Russian media.

However, it was later confirmed the Romanian Air Force grounded the fleeing pilot.

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Translation: “”Ukrainian military plane, intercepted and landed in Bacau. 2 F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the Romanian Air Force took off around 6.15 am, to clarify an air situation regarding an unauthorized flight in the northern part of Romania.”

Ukrainian military plane, intercepted and landed in Bacau

On Thursday, February 24, two F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft of the Romanian Air Force in the NATO Air Command combat service took off around 6.15 am, to clarify an air situation regarding an unauthorized flight in the northern part of Romania, approaching the national airspace.

The two Romanian military aircraft strictly applied the national procedures and international rules applicable in such situations, proceeding to the interception and visual identification of the aircraft that had entered the Romanian airspace. 

The aircraft, a Sukhoi 27 belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force, was escorted for immediate landing at Bacau Air Base 95, which ended at 07.05.

After landing, the Ukrainian military pilot made himself available to the Romanian authorities, and the legal measures required in these situations will be taken.

We will return with details on this topic as they become available.

Regarding the security situation in Ukraine, the Romanian Army has activated the military command points with responsibilities in monitoring the situation and coordinating the forces and means for concrete situations that may arise.

The leadership of the Ministry of National Defense has taken all the necessary response measures, both those directly incumbent on the institution and those in support of the other components of the national security system, according to the interinstitutional cooperation plans, drawn up in advance.

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