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Ukraine's Air Force spokesman tells what allows downing Russian planes

29 February, 2024 Thursday
13:25

For the fourth consecutive day, Russian long-range radar detection and control aircraft A-50 have been absent from the sky, easing the handling of Russian aircrafts

RBC-Ukraine reports with reference to the spokesman for the Air Force of Ukraine, Yuriy Ihnat, during a telethon.

"It's been four days since the A-50 has been in the sky. The occupiers are coming to the conclusion that there is no point in roaming around our Azov Sea. Thus, they have moved away. It is clear that the enemy receives less information about our radar stations and air defense systems that emit radiation.The enemy records the latter with the help of airborne radar, which is the A-50," said Ihnat.

According to the Air Force spokesperson, the A-50 enables the enemy to monitor air targets, including our pilots conducting daily strikes against terrorists, in real-time within our country's airspace.

"Therefore, the importance of the A-50's disappearance, even temporarily, is a good sign for us. Perhaps it even helps to some extent to practice our means against Russian aircraft. The reduction of those aircraft (A-50s - ed.) is definitely a positive thing," the Air Force spokesman said.

Russian aircrafts destruction

Over the past two weeks, Ukraine's Armed Forces have already destroyed many Russian aircrafts:

  • On February 17, the Ukrainian Air Force downed three Russian aircraft - two Su-34 fighter-bombers and a Su-35 fighter jet;
  • On February 18, the Ukrainian Armed Forces downed a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber in the east;
  • On February 19, Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk said that the Ukrainian Armed Forces had shot down two more Russian planes in the east.
  • The Ukrainian military downed another Su-34 on February 21.
  • On February 23, a Russian A-50 aircraft was shot down over the Sea of Azov. This is the second A-50 that the Ukrainian Armed Forces have downed since the beginning of the war.
  • Another two Su-34s were shot down on February 27.
  • According to Oleshchuk, on February 29, Ukrainian military downed a Su-34 in the Eastern sector and two more Su-34s in the Avdiivka and Mariupol directions.
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