The Joint Ukrainian-Danish Operation kicked off. The Ukrainian Il-76 airlifter, including 23 pilots and ground personnel, as well as coordinators from the Ukraine’s AF Command, led by Col. Serhii Artemenko left from Boryspil military airfield for Aalbolg Air Base of the Danish Air Force.
The Ukrainian pilots will airlift more than 500,000 litres of fuel, other items and assets during about 25 flights (120 hours). The operation will last until May 5. They will accomplish tasks in inclement weather conditions in Greenland (at temperature below 50 degrees Celsius, wind speed up to 15-20 meters per second, stormy weather).
This operation has been organized for the tenth year in row as a part of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Ukrainian and Danish Ministries of Defence.