Ukrainians post photos of burning Russian fighter jet they say they shot down

Ukrainians have shared photos of a burning Russian fighter jet which they say was shot down from the sky in the Kharkiv region as Putin’s forces continue to take heavy damage.

Photos from the scene of the remains of Russian Su-35 fighter jets believed to have been hit by Ukrainian armed forces.

It is understood that the plane was shot down by Ukrainian Armed Forces Air Force anti-aircraft missile troops who shared footage of the incident online.

The Su-35, a high-tech fighter jet worth an estimated £30million, has been reduced to rubble. It is understood that the plane was shot down in the Kharkiv region of the country.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed that the Su-35 had been shot down by Ukrainian forces, writing: “50 million dollars damage for the ogres!”

Gerashchenko reported that the pilot ejected and tried to escape, but was later arrested.

A view shows the remains of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The £30million plane was shot down from the sky by Ukrainian armed forces in the Kharkiv region

The £30million plane was shot down from the sky by Ukrainian armed forces in the Kharkiv region

So far, 19 Russian planes have been shot down by Ukrainian forces since the start of the war.

It comes as Putin’s forces continue to withdraw from northern areas of the country as Ukrainian forces retake areas that were previously held by Russian troops, including the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Russian forces have now moved on to another stage of the conflict and are focusing on the eastern regions of the war-torn nation.

The withdrawal was accompanied by attacks on Odessa in the south today as Russia plans an amphibious assault on the vital Black Sea port city.

Ukraine has recaptured “the entire Kyiv region” from Russian troops, the country’s deputy defense minister has said as the fightback against invaders continues.

Britain supplies and trains Ukrainian troops in the use of high-velocity anti-aircraft missiles, as well as body armor, helmets and combat boots.

It has been claimed that the British-made Starstreak anti-aircraft missile system was responsible for the downing of the Su-35.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has repeatedly insisted the UK will provide additional defensive support to Ukraine, including a new package of 6,000 additional missiles.

And British defense sources revealed on Friday that Kremlin forces had run out of vital weapons and could no longer replenish their stocks.

The Ministry of Defense also provided a new update indicating that a fire destroyed several oil tanks at a depot in the Russian city of Belgorod, close to the Ukrainian border.

Russian plane shot down in Izyum

Russian plane shot down in Izyum

Pictured: Footage shared online purports to show the moment the plane was shot down from the sky

A view shows the remains of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view shows the remains of the Russian Su-35 fighter jet hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The SU-35 is Russia’s single-seat multirole attack aircraft. It is well suited for air superiority missions due to its excellent maneuverability and thrust vectoring engines which allow it to turn much tighter than a traditional jet aircraft.

Unlike the F-22 and F-35, the Su-35 is not a stealth fighter and relies much more on dogfighting skills like older aircraft such as the F-16.

The aircraft has a top speed of Mach 2.25 at 36,000 feet – about 1,500 mph – and carries 8,000 kg of weapons with a range of around 1,000 miles.

Russia says the plane is better than fourth-generation Western planes, such as the American F-16 and French Rafaele and even the RAF’s Typhoon interceptor.

The Su-35 is equipped with a 30mm cannon for air-to-air dogfighting as well as the ability to carry rockets, missiles and bombs.

The photos were shared by the Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff on April 3.

Pictured: The SU-35 is Russia's single-seat multi-role attack jet

Pictured: The SU-35 is Russia’s single-seat multi-role attack jet

It comes as Ukrainian forces drove Russia out of dozens of towns around kyiv and the north in one of the most extraordinary days since the invasion began.

Defense Secretary Ben Wallace previously said the Starstreak system – a shoulder-mounted missile that travels at more than three times the speed of sound to shoot down low-flying enemy aircraft – was ready to go. imminent use.

Mr Wallace said the first Ukrainian troops had been trained and were now deployed with Starstreak, adding that the UK was ‘doing more than virtually anyone else’ to help the war-torn country.

“One of the biggest challenges is that the higher you go in the sophistication of weapon systems, the more training you need to use them, which is why the real focus of the effort must be to help Ukrainians to refurbish or locate Russian or Soviet equipment. which is already in their inventory,’ he told the Mail on Sunday.

“Simply supplying British tanks wouldn’t really work.”

The missile detaches into three darts in the air, which are guided to the target by a laser operator on the ground.

Using lasers rather than being attracted to infrared energy means that flares cannot counter the three-pronged missile.

Britain has already sent thousands of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine, although NATO nations have continued to rebuff Zelensky’s calls for tanks and fighter jets.

More than 30 settlements have been reclaimed, with Vladimir Putin’s forces retreating up to 25 miles in places.

But officials urged caution, saying the move was part of Russia’s “tactic” to encircle Ukrainian troops in Donbass and split the country in two.

What are Starstreak Missiles?

The Starstreak high-velocity surface-to-air missile is designed to defend against conventional airborne threats such as fixed-wing combat aircraft and helicopters.

It is manufactured in Belfast by Thales Air Defense.

The missile has a range of over 7 km and carries a payload of three darts.

The Starstreak system is a shoulder-mounted missile that travels at more than three times the speed of sound to shoot down low-flying enemy aircraft.

The Starstreak system is a shoulder-mounted missile that travels at more than three times the speed of sound to shoot down low-flying enemy aircraft.

It uses a laser beam guidance system which, according to the manufacturer, is “immune to all known countermeasures”.

The weapon can be launched from land, sea or light air platforms and can be triggered as soon as a target is detected – there is no waiting for “lock-on”.

It accelerates to speeds in excess of Mach 3 – around 2,300 mph – in a “split of a second”.

Once at full speed, it releases its three “hittiles” which are then guided to the target.

It is a portable air defense system – known by the acronym MANPADS.

The missiles are similar to the American-made Stinger which is already in use by Ukrainian forces.

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