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Russian Il-22 is destroyed - Ukraine's Air Force spokesman Ihnat

20 January, 2024 Saturday
18:02

Ukrainian Air Force spokesman Yuriy Ihnat says that the Russian Il-22 aircraft will definitely not take off after the damage that was done on January 15 over the Sea of Azov

He said this on Espreso TV.

"We must immediately remove the question of the word 'damage' regarding the Russian Il-22 aircraft. We wrote 'destroyed'.And in the condition of the photo of the Il-22, the plane will definitely not fly anywhere. According to various sources, this aircraft flew on two engines, which needs to be confirmed, because there is no 100% information.There are killed and wounded. This plane was extinguished, it was on fire. After such damage, the aircraft will definitely not rise," said the spokesman for the Ukrainian Air Force Command.

Yuriy Ihnat noted that as for the photo of the Il-22 posted by Russians on their controlled Telegram channels, it is necessary to find out whether this photo is authentic or from this particular incident. Because the same damage with damaging elements was already done to Russian enemy Il-22 more than a year ago, and that aircraft was also seriously damaged. Therefore, it is not known whether this is a genuine photo, and everything should be carefully checked.

  • On January 15, Yuriy Mysiahin, Deputy Head of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Defence and Intelligence, and sources in the Defence Forces announced that two Russian aircraft had been shot down over the Sea of Azov.
  • Commander-in-Chief Valerii Zaluzhnyi and the Ukrainian Air Force also confirmed the destruction of Russian A-50 and Il-22 aircraft.
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