Ukrainian helicopter crew says women often flash them to boost their morale in the fight against Russia
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A Ukrainian helicopter crew member fighting the Russian invasion has revealed women had flashed him while in the sky to show their allegiance.
And much more, apparently.
With 16 months of full-blown war in the eastern European country, sometimes morale within the Ukrainian military can dwindle.
But one member of the Ukrainian Air Force has disclosed that some patriotic women have bared their breasts at them to help boost their spirits, as per The Sunday Times.
However, it doesn’t just stop there, some have created signs, and one woman even got down on one knee to propose.
Major Maksym of the Ukrainian Air Force attributes one reason he and his troops are relentless in their ability to keep flying and fighting the good fight.
“We have iron a***s,” he told the outlet.
“We have only courage, morale and experience to help us, but that’s it."
Maksym, 29, and his comrades travelled in the air from Mariupol to Snake Island.
And now, while flying through what remains of Bakhmut, their helicopter recently survived a hellish expedition of being pelted with machine gun bullets.
Shockingly half of their unit has been killed in the war, to which he admitted the only way they get through the most tumultuous times is by entertaining small talk - whether they're chatting about music, women, animals running below, or all of the above.
However, he noted that the Russians have better quality aircraft than theirs, which he described as comparing a ‘Mercedes to a Lada’ - a cheap eastern European car.
He said they could do much more if they had access to more rockets or newer helicopters with long-range missiles, adding they could do nothing to Russia while in the air.
His comments come after Senior Ukrainian military officials said they were concerned about Russia's ‘aviation and artillery superiority’, as per Business Insider.
In a press conference in London, a top British air force general, Chief Marshal of British Air Staff Rich Knighton, also said Russia’s air force remains ‘largely intact’.
While citing British intelligence in a press conference, he noted Russia's Air Force had retained 96 per cent of its 2,021 fixed-wing aircraft and 90 per cent of its 899 helicopters.
He added that Ukraine was facing ‘a massive challenge without air superiority and without being able to strike the adversary in the deep'.