Ukraine’s Air Force says around 10 Russian aircraft destroyed in Crimea

    WORLD  10 August 2022 - 18:20

    Yuriy Ihnat, a spokesman for the Ukrainian air force, said that about a dozen Russian warplanes may have been destroyed in the explosions at an airfield in Russian-occupied Crimea on 9 August.

    Russia had Sukhoi Su-24, Sukhoi Su-30, Ilyushin Il-76, and other airplanes at the Saky airfield in Novofedorivka, Crimea, when the aviation ammunition depot was hit, he said, according to Ukrainska Pravda

    According to Ihnat, Russian aircraft based at the airfield in Novofedorivka had been patrolling air space around Ukraine 24 hours a day so the explosions at the airfield were a "positive" development for Ukraine.

    A series of major explosions took place at the airfield on August 9, injuring at least 14 people and killing one.  

    Russia claimed that no attack on the airfield took place, and Ukraine neither confirmed nor denied its participation. However, analysts say the explosions were most likely caused by a Ukrainian attack. 

    Caliber.Az




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