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General Staff denies information about Kyrgyz helicopters in Somalia

The General Staff of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces denies that Kyrgyz helicopters are in Somalia and participate in combat operations there.

According to the General Staff, not a single helicopter left the country, the entire fleet is located at permanent deployment airfields for planned work to ensure the republic’s defense capability.

Deputy Kanybek Imanaliev stated today at a meeting of the Parliament that the helicopters, provided to Kyrgyzstan as technical assistance by Russia, were in Africa.

The Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev promised to take actions.