Ukraine says it shot down two valuable Russian military aircraft over or near the Sea of Azov. This sea is completely in the hands of the Russians. That would be a serious blow to the Russians.
It will include an A-50 spy plane and a flight command center in a modernized version of the Ilyushin IL-22. The latter, for example, will cost more than $300 million (about 274 million euros).
The spy plane is said to have disappeared from radar over the Zaporizhya region after being hit. The Ilyushin plane is said to have struck the Sea of Azov. It is possible that this plane made an emergency landing in the coastal city of Anapa in southern Russia.
It is interesting that Ukraine managed to attack these aircraft, because according to… number For example, it flew outside the range of Western Patriot missiles using Ukraine.
Russian military bloggers who reported the loss wonder whether the planes were hit by friendly fire.
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