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27 May, 06:33 PM

Ukrainian jet fighter downs Russian Su-35 over Kherson

A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet successfully intercepted and shot down a Russian Su-35 over Kherson Oblast, Ukraine’s Air Force said in a Telegram post on May 27.

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The Su-35 interceptor, which posed a threat to Ukrainian jets, was shot down around 2:00 p.m.

According to Ukraine’s General Staff, Russia has lost a total of 206 war planes, 170 helicopters, 503 UAVs, and 115 cruise missiles in the skies over Ukraine.

Ukraine has been asking its Western partners to supply it with modern fighter aircraft, or, barring that, modern anti-air defense systems, such as the U.S. Patriot, to counter Russian air assets.

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