KYIV ($1= Ukrainian Hryvnias) — The Russian Aerospace Forces have misplaced a bomber that was shot down. An anti-aircraft missile fired by the Ukrainian armed forces hit the Su-24 bomber. The assault in opposition to the Russian plane was carried out over the Kherson area.

Russia lost a Sukhoi bomber, it was shot down by a missile
Photograph credit score: Sukhoi

The details about the downing of a Russian bomber comes from the Air Drive Command of UA Armed Forces by way of a Fb submit. There is no such thing as a official affirmation from the Russian aspect, however there isn’t a refutation of this declare both.

Inside two hours within the afternoon (between 14:00 and 16:00), along with the Su-24, Ukraine claimed to have shot down one Su-25 assault plane and one drone, additionally from Russia’s stock. a hundred and sixtieth Anti-Plane Missile Brigade downed Su-24, Ukraine says. This brigade is assigned to the Southern Odessa Air Command. The Su-25 was shot down by the eleventh Anti-Plane Missile Regiment, which is a part of the Western Command within the Donetsk area.

Extra concerning the Sukhoi Su-24 bomber

The Sukhoi Su-24 is a Russian supersonic bomber developed and manufactured through the period of the Soviet Union. Within the mid-Nineteen Seventies, it entered service with the Russian Aerospace Forces. Along with Russia, Ukraine additionally has such bombers. Different operators of this plane are Iran and Algeria.

Russia lost a Sukhoi bomber, it was shot down by a missile
Photograph credit score: Artistic commons

The Su-24 has participated in virtually all navy conflicts from the early Eighties to as we speak. A number of modifications of the plane have been developed, together with one for export [Su-24MK Fencer-D].

The aircraft’s crew consists of two folks. The Su-24 is powered by two Lyulka AL-21F-3A turbojet engines, 75 kN [17,000 lbf] thrust every dry, 109.8 kN [24,700 lbf] with an afterburner. Its most flight velocity is Mach 1.6. Its fight vary is 615 km [382 mi, 332 nmi] lo-lo-lo assault mission with 3,000 kg [6,614 lb] of ordnance and exterior tanks. The utmost load that pilots should take per flight time is g limits +6.

The plane is armed with air-to-air, air-to-ground, anti-ship missiles, in addition to greater than ten varieties of bombs from the KAB and RBK collection. The bombs are guided, laser-guided, TV-guided in addition to cluster bombs. An inner 23 mm Gryazev-Shipunov GSh-6-23M rotary cannon with 500 rounds is built-in as further armament for shut air fight. The plane has a complete of 9 hardpoints with a capability of as much as 8,000 kg [17,635 lb].

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. Moscow additionally 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.

Russia deployed new-gen S-350 Vityaz air defense system in Ukraine
Photograph credit score: Twitter

On the identical day, the Russian authorities formally acknowledged the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as unbiased states. In response to Putin not solely of their de-facto managed areas, however the Ukrainian Oblasts as a complete. Putin ordered Russian troops, together with tanks, to enter the areas.

On 24 February 2022, 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. The invasion adopted additionally by focused tanks getting into by way of Belarus border.

Russia has to this point not acknowledged the invasion of Ukraine as a “battle”, though that’s precisely what it’s, claiming that it’s a “particular navy operation”. In response to the UN, through which Russia has its everlasting illustration, for navy motion to be outlined as a “particular navy operation”, it will need to have a decision issued by the UN. There is no such thing as a such decision, which mechanically defines the navy actions of the Russians as an invasion and battle in opposition to the residents of Ukraine.

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