The President has assigned the su-27 the name of Lieutenant General Nikiforova

President Petro Poroshenko gave the su-27 aircraft (side number 50) 831-th guards brigade tactical aviation of the Air forces the name of the General-the Lieutenant Vasily Nikiforov. This is stated in the decree No. 43 dated 10 February.

According to the document, the name of the plane has the purpose of perpetuating the memory of Nikiforova, given his courage and heroism, fortitude in the struggle for an independent Ukrainian state and given the high level of professionalism, exemplary performance of assigned tasks, the personnel of 831-th guards brigade.

We will remind, on December 31, 2015 Poroshenko was named after the pilot Nikiforova 299th aviation brigade.

Vasily Nikiforov — military pilot-sniper. Mastered 10 types of aircraft. He flew all types of fighter aircraft in service with the armed forces. Total flight time was about 4 thousand hours. He was directly involved in organizing and conducting the activities of the antiterrorist operation in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Died March 7, 2015.

For conscientious and faultless service he was awarded the order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky of I, II and III levels, as well as the insignia of the Ministry of defence and the General staff.




The President has assigned the su-27 the name of Lieutenant General Nikiforova 11.02.2016

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