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russian Troops Lost Next Su-34 Fighter-bomber (Video)

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Illustrative photo / russian Su-34 aircraft
Illustrative photo / russian Su-34 aircraft

The Ukrainian Air Force shot down a russian Su-34 aircraft

This information was posted on social networks by the Air Force Command. At the same time, Command does not reveal the location of the downing. In the footage, burnt-out debris of the aircraft is seen scattered across a forest strip while Ukrainian soldiers are inspecting the scene.

"Those russcist occupiers have nothing to do in our skies! That's why we ‘grounded’ this Su-34," the report says.

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Armed Forces of Ukraine have already shot down several Su-34 bomber fighters in the Ukrainian skies. It is a big strike for russian image. The Sukhoi Su-34 is the one of the newest combat russian aicraft. It first flew in 1990, intended for the Soviet Air Forces, and it entered service in 2014 with the Russian Air Force.

A Su-34 intercepted by the RAF over the Baltic in 2015
A Su-34 intercepted by the RAF over the Baltic in 2015

Based on the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker air superiority fighter, the Su-34 has an armoured cockpit for side-by-side seating of its two-person crew. The Su-34 is designed primarily for tactical deployment against ground and naval targets (tactical bombing/attack/interdiction roles, including against small and mobile targets) on solo and group missions in daytime and at night, under favourable and adverse weather conditions and in a hostile environment with counter-fire and electronic warfare (EW) counter-measures deployed, as well as for aerial reconnaissance.

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