Ukraine's troops down Russian Su-35 fighter (video)

3 April, 07:13 PM
Downed Russian fighter (Photo:Pravda Gerashchenko/Telegram)

Downed Russian fighter (Photo:Pravda Gerashchenko/Telegram)

Anti-aircraft missile troops of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down a Russian warplane in the Kharkiv Oblast on April 3, the press service of the Air Force Command reported.

They also published a video with an intercepted message from one of the invading Russian soldiers about the destruction of the aircraft. “Observing, taken out of action, on fire,” the Russian shouts, referring to the aircraft.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko also announced the destruction of the Russian aircraft near the war-torn city of Izyum. He reported that the warplane was an Su-35 fighter.

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"50 million dollars worth of damage for the ogres!" Gerashchenko wrote.

According to Gerashchenko, the pilot ejected and tried to escape, but was subsequently detained.

The interior ministry rep also published a photo from the crash site of the aircraft and a picture of the pilot's ejector seat.

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