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Ukraine Finds British Ww2 Planes Outside Kyiv

The rusting remains of eight British Hurricane fighter planes dating back to World War II have been found buried in a forest in Ukraine.

The aircraft were sent to the Soviet Union by Britain after Nazi Germany invaded the country in 1941, reports the BBC. They were part of a package of allied military support for the USSR, paid for by the United States under the so-called Lend- Lease scheme.

Similar legislation is being used by the US government today to send military aid to Ukraine as it seeks to expel Russian forces from its country. Aviation experts say this is the first time the remains of so many Hurricanes have been found in Ukraine.

“It is very rare to find this aircraft in Ukraine,” says Oleks Shtan, a former airline pilot who is leading the excavation. “It’s very important for our aviation history because no Lend-Lease aircraft have been found here before.”

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