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Ukraine's Air Force destroys Russian Su-24M aircraft near Zmiinyi Island

Tuesday, 5 December 2023, 18:58
Ukraine's Air Force destroys Russian Su-24M aircraft near Zmiinyi Island
Russian Su-24M bomber. Stock Photo: Wikipedia

Anti-aircraft gunners from Ukraine's Air Force have destroyed a Russian Su-24M bomber near Zmiinyi (Snake) Island as it was attempting to launch a missile and bomb strike in the southern part of Odesa Oblast.

Source: Lieutenant General Mykola Oleschuk, Commander of the Air Force, on Telegram 

Quote: "We haven't had any downed Russian Su aircraft for ages! 

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Let's put that right! It seems that the Moskva cruiser will soon become an aircraft carrier! 

I am delighted to inform you of the destruction of a Russian Su-24M bomber near Zmiinyi Island which, under the cover of a Su-30SM fighter, was attempting to launch a missile and bomb attack on the southern part of Odesa Oblast." 

Details: Oleshchuk said that thanks to a successful operation by Air Command Pivden  (South), the Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile unit had downed the aircraft, consigning it to the same fate as the Moskva, the Russian warship that was famously told to "go f**k itself".

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