Ukraine’s Air Force says responsible for downing of military aircraft in Russia’s Bryansk region last May
Ukrainian Air Force spokesperson Yuriy Ignat said that Ukrainian troops were responsible for shooting down five aircraft in Russia’s Bryansk region last May.
“This was a brilliant operation under the leadership of the Air Force commander,” he said. According to Ignat, the Ukrainian Air Force used the Patriot missile system to shoot down three Mi-8 helicopters, one Su-34 bomber plane, and one Su-35 bomber plane
The crash occurred on May 13. According to Kommersant, two Mi-8 helicopters, one Su-34 bomber plane and one Su-35 bomber plane were lost, along with their crews. State media and authorities almost completely ignored the incident. Officially, only one helicopter was reported lost, and there was no mention of any fatalities.
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