Three military helicopters and one military transport aircraft of the US Air Force were seen travelling from Romania towards the Ukrainian city of Odessa.
Three US Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and an unidentifiable military cargo aircraft flew towards the Ukrainian border as it was captured by Flightradar24’s special services, which allowed for aerial observation of the incident.
According to reports, the plane shut off its auto-transponder about 25 kilometres from Ukraine, making it difficult to follow the flight path. However, due to the fact that US helicopters and military transport aircraft can only land at specific airfields, these aircraft would almost certainly pass across Ukrainian territory.
Currently, there is no convincing evidence that American planes actually entered Ukrainian airspace, however, experts say that this is the first case.
According to some analysts, it is possible to see the fact that US planes and helicopters can freely pass through Ukrainian airspace, but move at low altitude.
It is not clear what the purpose of the US military visit to Ukraine is, however, it may involve the transfer of some military weapons.
Regarding the Russia-Ukraine situation, on September 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a decree on partial mobilization.
According to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, with this decree, Russia can mobilize about 300,000 reservists, meaning just over 1% of the existing reserve resources.
Shoigu emphasized that mobilization is necessary to strengthen the front line stretching more than 1,000km in Ukraine.
The Kremlin confirmed that a provision of the decree is kept secret, only “internal circulation”. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that he can only reveal this clause about the number of reservists expected to be called up, and reiterated Shoigu’s note that 300,000 people do not have to be mobilized. simultaneous.
However, recently, according to the Russian Defense Ministry, those in the reserve forces with combat experience or with the necessary military expertise will be called up first.
Responding to the press on September 22, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the partial mobilization order announced by President Vladimir Putin will prioritize trained reservists such as tank drivers, artillery members, drivers, motorized infantry. In addition, combat experience is also one of the important factors for recruiting troops.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the country’s military plans to mobilize both servicemen and senior officers. Reserves aged 35 and under can be called up, while the age threshold for officers is between 50 and 55, depending on rank.
People who work in the national defense industry, people who are not healthy enough, people who have at least 4 children or are taking care of a disabled relative are exempted from military service. Each region is required to have a different recruitment size depending on the size of the population. However, the Russian Defense Ministry did not give specific numbers.