Ukrainian Su-27P was shot down by Russian Su-30 or friendly fire
KYIV ($1=29.65 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukrainian Su-27P soviet-origin twin-engine supermaneuverable fighter aircraft was shot down over Orikhiv, Zaporizhzhya Oblast on June 5. There is a video that claims that the footage was recorded from the plane crash. The Ukrainian Air Force has officially confirmed the news, initially claiming that the downed plane was Russian. Su-27P is a standard version but without an air-to-ground weapons control system.
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Several photos were taken immediately after the plane crashed to the ground also confirm that the impact and shot down of Su-27P is Ukrainian. BulgarianMilitary.com reminds us that the Russian aerospace forces also operate with such a model of fighters.
Field sources reported that the downed Su-27R was in service with the Ukrainian 39th Tactical Aviation Brigade. It is not known whether the fighter pilot managed to eject, or died as a result of a missile strike or a fall to the ground. Various sources claim that there are two possibilities for the accident: either the Ukrainian Su-27P lost a battle in the air with a Russian fighter [some suggest a Su-30] or friendly fire from a ground air defense system hit the plane. In any case, so far there is no official statement from both Russia and Ukraine about the reason for the downing of the fighter.
Another video on social media, which allegedly recorded the wreckage of the plane on the ground from a drone, gives us another direction about the use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the war. Ie The video records how an operator sent his drone around the wreckage of a Ukrainian Su-27, but more interestingly, the drone was a civilian from the notorious DJI brand.
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.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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