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​Entire Crew of russia’s A-50 Aircraft Shot Down by the Defense Forces of Ukraine Died

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russia's A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft / Open source illustrative photo
russia's A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft / Open source illustrative photo

The 10-person crew of the russian A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft shot down by the Defense Forces of Ukraine on Friday, February 23, died

Ukrainska Pravda reported this with reference to a source in the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

In particular, according to the source, five majors, three captains, an warrant officer and a lieutenant were among the dead war criminals who were preparing missile strikes on Ukraine.

Read more: How Dangerously Close a Patriot Must be to Shoot Down a russian A-50 Over the Sea of Azov

The media reports that the crew of the destroyed russian A-50U aircraft included:

  • Aircraft commander – Major Borovikov;
  • Assistant commander – Major Chantsev;
  • Navigator – Captain Provalov;
  • Onboard engineer – Captain Vasilyev;
  • Senior airborne radio operator – Warrant Officer Khrulev;
  • Chief of the crew, shift supervisor – Major Fedosov;
  • Guidance navigator – Major Rulyuk;
  • Guidance navigator – Lieutenant Telmanov;
  • Senior onboard engineer – Captain Byelov;
  • Onboard engineer – Major Soldatkin.

It is reported that there are no victims of the aircraft crash on the ground.

It will be recalled that a russian A-50U aircraft was shot down over Over the Krasnodar Krai in russia. This is the second A-50 that the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed since the beginning of the war. Earlie in mid January Ukraine took down russian A-50 AWACS and IL-22 Airborne Command Center. Now russia has seven A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft left.

Defense Express reported earlier, that the Defense Intelligence of Ukraine revealed the details of the A-50U aircraft downing

Read more: Ukraine’s Spy Chief Tells New Details on russia’s A-50, Il-22 Aircraft Downing