KYIV ($1=29.52 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — Ukraine claims to have shot down another Russian 4 ++ generation Su-35 fighter jet. According to the Ukrainian Air Force, a battle took place over the skies of the Kherson region on May 27, in which the Ukrainian MiG-29 shot down a Russian Su-35, without specifying whether it happened in a close air battle or by using an air-to-air missile. The information was published in the official profile of the Ukrainian Air Force on Twitter. [Read the data and specifications Su-35 Flanker-E 4++ Russian figher jet]
“Today, May 27, at 2 pm, the MiG-29 fighter of the Ukrainian Air Force shot down a Russian Su-35 fighter over the Kherson region. Glory to the Ukrainian pilots! Death to the invaders! ”the statement said. There is no information about the fate of the pilot, and so far the Russian Ministry of Defense has not officially confirmed the news.
BulgarianMilitary.com recalls that in early April this year, the Ukrainian Air Force announced that it had shot down a Russian Su-35 fighter that was on the SEAD mission [Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses]. Then, the fighter jet was hit and shot down in the sky over the Izyum region in eastern Ukraine, about 120 km from Kharkiv. The pilot ejected but was captured by the Ukrainian armed forces. They managed to intercept a conversation of the Russian military, which was preparing to organize a rescue mission by helicopter to take the pilot out of Ukrainian territory but were overtaken by the Ukrainians. The downed Su-35S Flanker-E was the first documented downed fighter of its kind in the Ukrainian war.
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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