• 26/05/2024 07:51

British intelligence revealed the losses of Russian military aircraft after the “landing” of the Tu-22M3

ByJohn Newman

Apr 20, 2024

Yesterday morning, April 19, over the Stavropol region of the Russian Federation, the first of the enemy Tu-22M3 strategic bombers was shot down by Ukrainian forces, and now the full statistics of identical losses of the aggressor country have become known.

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Photo – prozoro.net.ua

About the fact that the “landing” of this Tu-22M3 is the first recorded case when the Ukrainian air defense system was able to “reach” a strategic bomber of the Russian Aerospace Forces, writes “NBN”, referring to the official X-account of the UK Ministry of Defense.

Military intelligence of the United Kingdom notes information from the head of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense Kirill Budanov regarding the use of a missile from an outdated S-200 air defense system to eliminate the Tu-22M3 almost certainly corresponds to the true state of affairs, that is, it confirms another successful Ukrainian attack on&nbsp ;Russian Air Force.

In addition, an identical complex, apparently, was used to “land” the Russian A-50 early warning aircraft in February of this year.

The UK Ministry of Defense summarized:

It is likely that Russia has lost at least 100 combat aircraft to date.

Earlier we wrote that ISW explained why the destruction of Russian strategic aviation will not solve the problem of the shortage of air defense systems in Ukraine.


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