London says Russia sent another early warning plane over its territory after Kyiv’s attack on the A-50
Loss UK Intelligence Services They explained this Friday that Russia has begun operations with another A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft “on Russian territory” after the alleged destruction days ago of one of these devices by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
Thus, they show that the Beriev A-50, known as the A-50 Mainstay in NATO terminology, is “an element of facilitating Russian operations in Ukraine”, provides early warning of threats, and serves as a command and control post.”
In this sense, he repeated that an A-50 was allegedly hit over Ukraine and crashed into the Sea of Azov before highlighting that Moscow was supposed to start operating another one of these devices on Wednesday”This time flying over the territory of Russia near the Krasnodar region, further from eastern Ukraine.”
“This activity is probably a sign of a willingness to reduce aircraft risks and an attempt to preserve the remaining A-50 Mainstays, even if they lose their overall effectiveness in Ukraine,” they explained, according to a statement published by the British Ministry of Defense through its account on the social network X.
“However, there is no official Russian position on the loss of Mainstay; this activity probably reflects a Tacit recognition of a successful operation by the Ukrainians against a high-value air asset,” they emphasized, before stressing that “if it were an accident, such a decision would not be necessary.”