GUR showed the pilot who landed the Russian helicopter in Ukraine


The Russian Mi-8 pilot was shown in teasers documentary film “Downed Russian pilots” from the series “Military Intelligence of Ukraine”.

The tape will tell about the details of the special operation carried out by Ukrainian intelligence officers.

In the announcement, the Russian pilot said: “Nobody wants this war. You’ll see when Ukraine wins – it’s only a matter of time.”

In his turn, the head of the GUR Kyrylo Budanov has already shared some details of the “Synitsa” operation in the comment “Ukrainian truth“.

“We were able to find the right approach to the pilot, get his entire family out of sight, and ultimately create conditions so that he could overrun this aircraft with a crew that didn’t know what was going on. When they realized where they had landed, they tried to escape. Unfortunately, they were destroyed. I would like to take them alive, but we have what we have,” he says.

Subsequently, at the GUR noted, that the Russian pilot’s name is Maxim Kuzminov. He served in the 319th separate helicopter regiment of the Russian Army Aviation.

According to Kuzminov, he himself contacted the representatives of the Ukrainian intelligence: “I contacted the representatives of the Ukrainian intelligence, explained my situation. They offered me security guarantees, new documents, monetary compensation, a reward. They discussed the details and started planning my flight directly.” .

Maksym Kuzminov cites his categorical rejection of the aggressive war waged by Russia against Ukraine, as well as his reluctance to be involved in war crimes, as the main motive for his act.

“What is happening now is simply a genocide of the Ukrainian people: both Ukrainian and Russian. The basis of my action is not to hide from these crimes,” said the Russian pilot.

Read also: Svitan told how they will use the Russian Mi-8, the crew of which arrived at the base of the Armed Forces

The documentary “Downed Russian pilots” will be shown on September 3 at 22:15 on the air of the national telethon.

What is known about the special operation “Synitsa”

On August 23, information appeared that a Russian Mi-8 helicopter had landed at one of Ukraine’s airfields in the Kharkiv region.

Special operation of the GUR, which lasted more than 6 months. Ukrainian intelligence lured the Mi-8 pilot to Ukraine. The plane made a flight between two air bases and transported parts to Su-27 and Su-30SM fighters.

It is also noted that there were two crew members on board with the pilot who did not know where the helicopter was actually flying. As a result of the special operation, two crew members were eliminated. The pilot and his family are in Ukraine, the family was taken out of the Russian Federation early.

The helicopter is completely intact and will complement the composition of the Armed Forces after a detailed study of its equipment.



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