Ukrainian jet fighter downs Russian Su-35 over Kherson

27 May, 06:33 PM
Russian Su-35 shot down in Kharkiv region (photo from April 3, 2022) (Photo:Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces)

Russian Su-35 shot down in Kharkiv region (photo from April 3, 2022) (Photo:Air Force Command of UA Armed Forces)

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.

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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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