Thursday, February 22, 2024

Ukraine shot down Russian Su-24 in Black Sea

The Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian Su-24M strike jet near the coast of Zmiinyi Island (Snake Island) in the Black Sea on December 5th.

The Russian swing-wing Su-24 Fencer jet was reportedly shot down as it attempted a missile and bomb strike toward southern Odesa.

Russian sources reported the immediate dispatch of a Mi-8 helicopter from a search and rescue unit to the crash site, but the crew of the downed aircraft remains undiscovered.

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Colonel Yuriy Ignat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, reported via Facebook that Russians also deployed an An-26 aircraft in search of the two missing crew members of the Su-24.

“At present, the Russian search and rescue aircraft An-26 is attempting to locate the Russian pilots in the Black Sea waters – the crew of the Su-24M bomber,” he wrote.

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