Lugansk People’s Republic acquired several planes thus creating its own little air force. Several SU-25 fighter jets, L-29 training planes and various helicopters are available to the small republic. All of the planes and helicopters are out of commission old planes, museum and showcase pieces which local self-defense forces fixed.
L-29 training planes will be converted to house a weapon which will be able to hit ground targets.
There are many air force veterans in local self-defense forces who used to serve in Ukrainian military. Today, they are protecting their homes from the very army they used to be a part of. There are plenty of mechanics and pilots who will be able to operate the planes and helicopters.