Two Russian Su-35Cs were shot down over Kyiv, Ukraine claims
KYIV, ($1=30.04 Ukrainian Hryvnia) — The post, shared on the Facebook account of the command of the Air Force of Ukraine, reported that an air battle took place in the sky over the capital of Ukraine Kyiv.
The publication states that there was an air battle between two Ukrainian MiG-29 fighters and two Russian Su-35C fighters belonging to the Russian Air Force. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, the two Russian fighter jets were shot down using an S-300 missile system. The statement also said that a MiG-29 fighter belonging to Ukraine had crashed and the pilot was wanted.
Translated into English, the statement reads:
“On the night of March 1, a fierce air battle took place in the Kyiv region between a pair of MiG-29 fighters from the tactical aviation brigade of the Air Force of Ukraine and several Russian Su-35s. As a result of the air battle, two Russian planes were destroyed! Along with the air-to-air missiles used by the MiG-29, the S-300 air defense system was used in the battle. Unfortunately, as a result of this war, our Air Force lost a MiG-29. The pilot of the crashed plane is still wanted. Yes, today enemy planes dominate the quantity and quality of weapons, but our Air Force is doing everything possible to clear the Ukrainian sky of a hostile presence.”
BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm the accuracy and trueness of this information. Russian, Ukrainian, and Western propaganda is constantly published in the media and social networks. The sources are not correct and reliable.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared martial law throughout Ukraine. Air raid sirens were heard throughout Ukraine for most of the day. Ukraine’s ICT infrastructure has already deteriorated as a result of Russian cyber-attacks and bombardments. Several Ukrainian cities or buildings have been occupied, including the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.
However, per a US defence official, Russians forces are “meeting more resistance” in advance towards Kyiv “than they expected”; a statement repeated by James Heappey, Britain’s current Minister for the Armed Forces the next day
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