KYIV, ($1=29.45 Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The Ukrainian air protection has shot down the Russian fighter of technology 4 ++ [4.5 generation] and the principle fighter plane of the Russian aviation Su-35S Flanker-E, discovered BulgarianMilitary.com, citing its personal, Russian and Ukrainian sources.
The fighter jet was hit and shot down within the sky over the Izyum area in japanese Ukraine, about 120 km from Kharkiv. The pilot ejected however was captured by the Ukrainian armed forces. They managed to intercept a dialog of the Russian navy, which was making ready to arrange a rescue mission by helicopter to take the pilot out of Ukrainian territory however had been overtaken by the Ukrainians.
Specialists declare that the pilot and his Su-35S Flanker-E had been on a SEAD mission – Suppression of Enemy Air Defenses. These are navy techniques utilized by all air forces around the globe whose objective isn’t solely to suppress air protection similar to destroying numerous missiles but additionally to disrupt the communication and radar capabilities of an anti-aircraft missile battery.
Specialists assist the declare that the Russian fighter was imagined to destroy an air protection system based mostly on the stays discovered within the area. They clearly present the stays of the Russian air-to-surface missile Kh-31P, which has a passive seeker head to be used as an anti-radiation missile.
The downed Su-35S Flanker-E was the primary documented downed fighter of its type within the Ukrainian struggle.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian authorities claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian troopers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being concerned in each incidents and referred to as them a false flag.
On the identical day, the Russian authorities formally acknowledged the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as impartial states, in response to Putin not solely of their de-facto managed areas, however the Ukrainian Oblasts as a complete, and Putin ordered Russian troops, together with tanks, to enter the areas.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces beforehand concentrated alongside the border. The invasion adopted by focused airstrikes of navy buildings within the nation, in addition to tanks coming into by way of the Belarus border.
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