That is according to a statement on the website of the State Border Guard Service, Ukrinform reports.
“Today, fighters of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine reduced the aircraft fleet of the Russian occupying forces by one combat vehicle. This is the second confirmed jet destroyed by MANPADS squad of the border guard’s unit,” the statement reads.
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The statement says that it was possible to hit an aerial target, presumably a Su-25 attack aircraft, from a foreign-made portable anti-aircraft missile system.
The aircraft went up in smoke after being hit by a MANPADS missile and began a sharp descent. There is a high probability that the pilot of the enemy plane did not survive.
"The aircraft crashed after hitting the ground - our defenders saw flames and plumes of black smoke. Probably, the pilot ‘demilitarized’ together with the attack aircraft, Ukrainian defenders did not see his ejection," they describe the event in the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine.
The statement is accompanied with a relevant video:
According to reports, this is already the second confirmed jet that was destroyed by border guards during the week.
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