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Border guards shoot down Russian plane near Bakhmut

Saturday, 11 February 2023, 16:29
Border guards shoot down Russian plane near Bakhmut

Ukrainian border guards shoot down a Russian jet in the battle for Bakhmut.

Source: State Border Guard Service of Ukraine

Quote: "Border guards shot down another enemy aircraft in the battle for Bakhmut.

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Today, the State Border Guard Service soldiers reduced the occupiers' air fleet by one combat vehicle. This is the second confirmed jet destroyed by a Border Guard unit's man-portable air defence system in a week."

Details: The air target, probably a Su-25 attack aircraft, was hit with a foreign-made man-portable air defence system.

"The hit caused the ‘bird’ to smoke and begin a sharp descent. The plane crashed when it hit the ground. Probably, the pilot was ‘demilitarised’  [the ‘demilitarisation’ of Ukraine was one of Russia's two stated main reasons for starting the full-scale war; Ukrainians often use this term to mock the Kremlin rhetoric – ed.] with the plane, our defenders did not see his ejection," the statement reads.

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