Ukraine says shot down Russian spy plane over Azov Sea

Feb23,2024



Kyiv: ukraine said on friday it was Shot down an A-50U Russian spy plane over the Sea of ​​Azov, and shared a map that showed it had crashed over southern Russia.
Moscow made no official comment, but officials in Russia's southern Krasnodar region said firefighters were at the site of the air crash, without elaborating.
“Another valuable Russian A-50U “The plane was shot down over the Sea of ​​Azov,” Ukrainian military intelligence said in a post on social media.
“The downing of the A-50U is another serious blow to terrorist Moscow's capability and capabilities,” it said.
The A-50 is a Russian reconnaissance aircraft, equivalent to the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) aircraft used by NATO.
AFP was not immediately able to verify the nature of the accident or which aircraft was destroyed.
Videos on social media show several flashes of light in the dark night sky, followed by another video showing a large fire in a rural area.
Krasnodar regional authorities said that fire units were responding to a fire of “approximately 250 square metres” and that no local homes were in danger.
It said “two aircraft” were involved in the incident, but did not say which ones they were.
“The fire is currently under control. Law enforcement and special services are also working at the site,” he said.



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