Russians seek to find out what downed their three Su-34s - Ukrainian Air Force
Following three Su-34 fighter-bombers downing by the Ukrainian Defense Forces, Russian army has reduced air activity in the Kherson region and spreads rumors of a "wandering Patriot"
Yuriy Ihnat, spokesperson for the Ukrainian Air Force, said at the telethon on the morning of December 25, Ukrainian Pravda reports.
"We never disclose how, where, and in what place we destroy air targets, except when we specify the time. If the enemy is guessing, writing about a "wandering Patriot" or some other complex, let them guess. Let them understand that Patriot and possibly another long-range system can be in one direction, tomorrow in the second, then in the third. The Russians need to be kept in suspense. That's why they will perform their tasks less brazenly, with fewer forces and means. That's what happened after the three Su-34s were downed: the Russian army was no longer actively engaged in combat in the Kherson region, realizing that there might be a trap for them there. That's why they sent a dozen drones there and are looking for something that could destroy them," Ihnat informs.
Yuriy Ihnat confirmed that the Russian troops are trying to find out what shot down their Su-34 aircraft. According to him, Russian drones have a reconnaissance purpose, so even reconnaissance UAVs must be destroyed.