Audronis Navickas, a former Lithuanian Air Force commander, says that "nobody was ever going" to send Russian-made Mi-8 helicopters, which are used in Lithuania for rescue and search operations, to Russia for an overhaul.
Former Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas
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