3rd Ukrainian Fighter Jet Downed In Fighting Russian Shahed-136!

Wednesday 29 March 2023 - 16:21

Amid the drone operation of the Russian Army on March 28, when Russia utilized several suicide drones of Shahed-136 to pound targets in Kiev and Dnipropetrovsk provinces, a Ukrainian Su-27 was downed and its pilot Denys Kyryliuk, who flew more than 80 sorties, was killed.

According to Ukrainian media outlets, the Ukrainian fighter jet took off from Myrhorod Air Base in Poltava Oblast (Province) with the aim of intercepting and shooting down the Shahed-136 (Geran-2) drones, but it was downed itself. The exact reason behind the downing of the fighter jet is not clear yet.

Some Ukrainian sources reported that the Su-27 fighter jet crashed into a Shahed-136 drone and then it was downed, but other sources say that the Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by a Russian Su-35 jet. However, some other sources are of the opinion that the Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down by Ukraine’s Army air defense mistakenly.

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This is not the first time that Ukrainian fighter jets have been destroyed in an attempt to shot down the Shahed-136. On October 12, 2022 an Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet was crashed while trying to intercept and hunt down the Shahed-136 suicide drone over Vinnytsia region. In the second case, on February 12, 2023 during the confrontation of the Ukrainian air defense systems with Shahed-136 suicide drones, an Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet was mistakenly attacked and shot down by the Ukrainian air defense systems on the Moldovan border.

To sum up, the Ukrainian fighter jet like two previous MiG-29 fighter jets is part of losses of the Ukrainian Army’s toll in the fight against Shahed-136 drones; so, the Shahed-136 drone has broken a new record in downing three Ukrainian fighter jets.

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