The Ukrainian military published video footage of the last flight of Russia’s A-50 AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) plane shot down over the Sea of Azov on Jan. 14.
The video shows the aircraft flying over a populated area and provides a map view of the area it was downed over.
"This is what the last flight to a ‘no-go zone’ looked like," the video description said.
Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valerii Zaluzhnyi confirmed on Jan. 15 that the Ukrainian Air Force had destroyed a Russian A-50 AWACS plane and damaged an Il-22 command-and-control aircraft.
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The two planes were on duty near Strilkove, Kherson Oblast, and were hit around 9:00 p.m. on Jan. 14, with the Il-22 performing an emergency landing in Russia’s Anapa.
The Fighterbomber Telegram channel, allegedly run by Capt. Ilya Tumanov of the Russian Armed Forces, reported casualties among the crew of the downed A-50, while claiming the damaged Il-22M11 successfully made an emergency landing.
Russian officials are yet to comment on these reports.
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