Pakistan an alleged air route for arms supply to Kyiv
20 August, 2022 | Simran Turak
According to media reports, Pakistan may have been part of an air route used by the West recently to provide arms to Ukraine in its war against Russia. People claim that the Nur Khan air base in Ra...
According to media reports, Pakistan may have been part of an air route used by the West recently to provide arms to Ukraine in its war against Russia. People claim that the Nur Khan air base in Rawalpindi was a part of the air bridge utilized by the West for military aircraft flights to Avram Iancu Cluj International Airport in Romania via a British air base in the Mediterranean.
Between August 6 and August 15, they claimed, the air bridge avoided Iran and Afghanistan’s airspace and switched arms there, using a Globemaster aircraft, among other aircraft. The Pakistan air bridge is reported to have operated for daily sorties between the aforementioned period using a British Air Pressure C-17A Globemaster III (name signal: ZZ173).
According to sources, the Ukrainian military’s artillery ammunition may have been transported via ferry.
Since the crisis began in February, the West has been supplying armed support to Ukraine. UK’s official contribution towards this consists of M270 multiple-launch rocket programs, mild anti-tank weapons and Brimstone missiles.
The reported growth coincides with the Ukrainian overseas minister’s reward for Pakistan. At a press meeting earlier this week, Ukraine’s Dmytro Kuleba stated the 2 sides have “huge potential” in bilateral relations, including, “We anticipate larger solidarity of Pakistan for Ukraine.”
Previously, Ukraine’s ties with Pakistan put a significant shadow over those with India. The Pakistan Ordnance Manufacturing factory had previously stated that it produced small arms ammunition for the army of Ukraine’s standard issue weapons.