Macedonia is currently setting up a special aerial unit, which can conduct air raids in enemy's rear and participate in anti-terrorist operations, Vlado Buckovski, the Macedonian Defence Minister, was quoted as saying. According to him, the Macedonian Air Force has twenty aircraft and a reliable air defence. In the near future, the country's Air Force will purchase AN-74 transport aircraft. The local mass media report that the Macedonian Air Force is equipped with four Su-25 combat aircraft and 10 Mi-24V helicopter gunships, as well as several Soviet-made transport helicopters. The Air defence has modern missile systems at its disposal. The most of the last year's Macedonian purchases were made in Ukraine.
The crisis between Ukraine and Russia is enriched by a new war front: the Sea of Azov. The body of water by the Kerch Strait sees a dangerous escalation
Representatives of the Russian Defence Ministry said that the missile that shot down the passenger Boeing 777 aircraft over the Donbass on July 17, 2014, was manufactured in 1986