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Swede

(33,548 posts)
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 05:01 PM Feb 2024

Russian Helicopter Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine With Mi-8 found shot dead in Spain.

Putin's reach is long.

Andriy Yusov, spokesperson for the Main Intelligence Directorate of Ukraine (HUR), confirmed to Kyiv Post the death of Russian pilot Kuzminov, who seized control of a Russian armored combat Mi-8 helicopter and brought it safely to an airbase in the Kharkiv region back in August of 2023.

"We can confirm the fact of death," Yusov told Kyiv Post, providing no additional details.

According to Russian media, Maksim Kuzminov was shot dead, with at least five bullets in his body. He was found in an underground parking lot in the municipality of Villajoyosa, in the province of Alicante, Spain.

https://www.kyivpost.com/post/28305?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=topic%2Feuropeannews

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Russian Helicopter Pilot Who Defected to Ukraine With Mi-8 found shot dead in Spain. (Original Post) Swede Feb 2024 OP
Living large while on the run from Putin is not good strategy. He should have laid-up in Ukraine. marble falls Feb 2024 #1
Pity the West was unable to protect him. former9thward Feb 2024 #2
My reaction too. lostnfound Feb 2024 #9
He had to know when he stole the plane that that was the most likely way he would end up. Chainfire Feb 2024 #3
An Mi-8 is a helicopter. Aristus Feb 2024 #4
Yea, of course it is. It is an airplane with a horizontal propeller. Chainfire Feb 2024 #5
No. Not an airplane or plane, a helicopter and they're rotors not propellers. Liberal In Texas Feb 2024 #7
I am sorry that it bugs you, it must make life difficult. Chainfire Feb 2024 #8
It's a figure of speech. No need for your concern. Liberal In Texas Feb 2024 #10
KGB does not forget Kennah Feb 2024 #6

lostnfound

(16,246 posts)
9. My reaction too.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 08:53 PM
Feb 2024

I wouldn’t think Spain would be the most secure place for sure. But letting Putin make an example of people who flee — to Britain, to Washington, to Spain — gives him strength he doesn’t deserve to have.

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
3. He had to know when he stole the plane that that was the most likely way he would end up.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 05:43 PM
Feb 2024

Dictators have long arms and unlimited budgets.

Liberal In Texas

(13,760 posts)
7. No. Not an airplane or plane, a helicopter and they're rotors not propellers.
Mon Feb 19, 2024, 06:54 PM
Feb 2024

plane
1a: to fly while keeping the wings motionless
b: to skim across the surface of the water
2: to travel by airplane

A helicopters airfoils are rotors and when they rotate they create lift.

Drives me crazy when people call helicopters planes.

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