Not sure if this was posted. The Anglo scum is glory hunting again. Yes the idea sounds ridiculous. But these things, rather unlikely, do happen. They probably poured a lot of effort into this plan and it was all for not. The Anglo scum will do anything for a big propaganda win. It is all they care about.
RIA Novosti: Ukrainian secret services tried to organize the hijacking of a Russian combat aircraft
Here are the details:
Ukrainian secret services considered hijacking an Su-24 bomber, an Su-34 supersonic fighter-bomber and a Tu-22M3 strategic supersonic missile bomber during a mission.
They promised to pay the pilot up to $2 million for the hijacking, including an advance payment of $4,000 via couriers. They also assured the pilot that the EU would help ensure his safety, and promised to transfer the pilots' wives to the Baltics, Germany and Bulgaria.
In fact, according to a Russian FSB official, the Ukrainians were planning to take hostage the family of the Russian military pilot, who would have delivered the aircraft to Ukraine.
To confirm the pilot was ready for the hijacking, they demanded a video of him holding a number previously sent by the Ukrainian secret service in front of the aircraft.
The plan included poisoning the navigator of the plane with clofelin, the drug was delivered to Volgograd and hidden in a secret place in the forest, where it was seized by Russian counterintelligence officers.
"It is obvious that the operation was carried out with the support of Western, primarily British, intelligence services," the FSB reported. Moreover, the chief investigator of Bellingcat (recognised as a foreign agency in Russia) Khristo Grozev took part in the operation, according to the material released by the FSB. According to a representative of the secret service, "Grozev's involvement in MI6 is known, and not only from his own declarations".
Ukrainian military readily exposed plans of their air defence locations and airfields. They handed over the plans for air defence zones in south-eastern Ukraine, of Ozernoye airfield (Chernigov region) and Starokonstantinov airfield (Khmelnitsky region), the altitude maps of the vicinities of Priluki airfield in Chernigov region and Zhitomir airfield. They also revealed that portable anti-aircraft systems (MANPADs) were concentrated in the inhabited areas.
Ukrainian security services have also breached one of the basic rules of intelligence - their officers have exposed not only their affiliation with the intelligence service, but also their appearance and location, the FSB said.
Ukrainian military were planning to land the hijacked aircraft at Kanatovo airfield in Kirovograd region. The Russian Defence Ministry reported on July 24 that Ukrainian Air Force aircrafts were damaged by a missile strike at Kanatovo.