On Air Force Day, Poroshenko flies in a 70s-era Soviet MiG 29; the irony does not go unnoticed
August 6, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
Politcentr.ru, translated by Tom Winter –
“Social network users react with irony to Poroshenko’s flight in a MiG 29”
“The head of state Saturday got on a Soviet multipurpose fighter at the military airfield in the Vinnytsia region to congratulate military pilots on the occasion of Air Force Day.”
The event did not go unnoticed by users of social networks. So, the Twitter user Russian Code notes that Poroshenko “pretends that there is an air force in Ukraine and took a ride in a MiG-29 fighter:”
Twitter user gaewmaxim observes that “the law of decommunization adopted in Ukraine does not apply to Soviet technology. They’re clever:”
And the follow-up of Polyakova: “For sure! They got that right. Good going!”
“Lucky for the president – using his official position, rode on a modern fighter, and even with a Brigadier General taxi driver,” wrote one of the commentators under the post on the page of the Ukrainian leader in Facebook.
“It’s unpatriotic to fly on MiGs,” – said another commentator.