OLENA ROSHCHINA – SATURDAY, 18 JUNE 2022, 16:30
The pilot of the downed Russian Su-25 attack aircraft ejected and has been taken prisoner.
Quote: "And here [we have] the pilot. A live trophy of the 72nd Separate Mechanised Brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians.
Our military provided this video of the pilot of the downed Russian Su-25, who managed to eject.
The man is alive, he has injuries due to his ‘soft’ landing, he was given first aid and is in the reliable and caring hands of the Armed Forces of Ukraine."
The 72nd Separate Mechanised Brigade named after the Black Zaporozhians reported earlier that they had shot down a Russian Su-25 aircraft using an Igla man-portable air defence system (MANPADS) - "it hit loud and clear". Apparently, it happened in Donetsk region on Saturday, June 18.