09:37 24 Feb 2024

Five Russian aircraft were ordered to terminate their mission: Ukraine's intelligence on A-50 plane downing

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On February 23, Ukraine's intelligence shot down a Russian A-50 long-range radar detection aircraft near the Azov Sea, and five more Russian aircraft were withdrawn from combat operations.

The last takeoff of the A50 was on February 23 at 15:50 from the Akhtubinsk airfield and was supposed to carry out missions near the settlements of Primorsko-Akhtarsk and Zernohrad.

At 6:45 p.m., the radio reconnaissance stations recorded an abrupt cessation of the Shmel radar complex, which is equipped with A-50, in the area.

Radio intercepts of the Su-35 cover crew also confirm the fire damage to the modernized plane.

One of the Russian pilots reports on the air that he observed air defense systems, a flash, and explosions.

"An additional sign of the success of the joint operation of the DIU and the Air Force is the order to terminate missions for two Su-35 aircraft and three Su-34 aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces, which were flying missions near the village of Millerovo – some of them planned to conduct air strikes near Avdiivka."

The Russian long-range radar detection aircraft A-50 was fired from a Soviet S-200 air defense system.


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