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Russian Su-34 downed in Kherson Oblast according to eyewitnesses

Unconfirmed reports hint at a Russian Su-34 crash in Genichesk district.
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Video screenshot allegedly depicting the downing of the Russian Su-34. Video shared by Radio Liberty
Russian Su-34 downed in Kherson Oblast according to eyewitnesses

In an unfolding situation that adds to the recent series of incidents, media sources are reporting a Russian Su-34 aircraft crash in the Genichesk district of the Kherson Oblast. Initial reports surfaced from Radio Liberty and the Crimean Wind Telegram channel. Eyewitnesses on the ground are sharing video footage, capturing what appears to be the aftermath of the Su-34 crash.

While these reports remain unverified, there are suggestions that the aircraft might have been targeted and brought down by the Ukrainian air forces. According to data from the General Staff of Ukraine’s forces, if confirmed, this would be the 340th aircraft shot down in the last two years. However, Russia has 300 more fighter jets ready against Ukraine as was reported yesterday.

According to data by General Staff, yesterday, one Russian fighter jet has been destroyed by the Ukrainian forces.

Crimean Wind sheds light on the circumstances, claiming that the Russian Su-34 vanished from radar screens at an altitude of 2000 meters above the Genichesk district. This disappearance follows the aircraft’s missile launch directed at Ukrainian cities.

Media report that urgent efforts are underway, with at least four fire trucks and ambulances rushing to the reported crash site.

Ukraine downs another Russian A-50 radar plane

This incident follows the recent success of Ukrainian Defense Forces in downing a Russian A-50 aircraft on February 23. The A-50, a long-range radar detection plane, was confirmed to have been targeted by a Soviet-era S-200 anti-aircraft missile system.


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