Twenty Russian SU-27 fighter jets are to be relocated to Belbek airbase in Crimea by the end of 2014, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
Earlier, more than 50 aircraft were based at Belbek, including MIG-29 Ukrainian Air Force fighter jets. Currently, the process of transferring the fighters to Ukraine is near its completion.
According to the source, Russian pilots are to fly these planes, while pilots who quit the Ukrainian army are being trained as well. ria.ru