The Ukrainian Armed Forces liquidated a Russian fighter pilot near Popasna

The Ukrainian Armed Forces liquidated a Russian fighter pilot near Popasna

The Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed a Russian Su-25 fighter jet and a pilot. He was allegedly retired Major General of the Russian Air Force Kanamat Botashov. The plane was shot down on May 22 near Popasna, Luhansk region.

This was reported Russian BBC service.

“In the sky over Ukraine, retired Major General of the Russian Air Force Kanamat Botashov was shot down and killed. Information about the death of the pilot was confirmed to the BBC by three former subordinates of Botashov, who kept in touch with him after his service. They asked for anonymity for personal security reasons. “– the edition notes.

Botashov – the highest-ranking pilot, whose death became known. Prior to his retirement, he was commander of an aviation regiment. Participation in air battles of such a high-ranking officer can speak both of how difficult tasks Moscow faces for military pilots and the lack of high-class specialists.

“Kanamat died today! Popasna District, 8:25… The first NAR event (unguided air missiles – BBC), the second – bombs … Stinger on the way out of the attack, an explosion in the air and… All »– the participant of discussion on one of the Russian telegram channels told, transfers BBC.

We will remind, air defense forces shot down four Russian missiles in the Zhytomyr region. The air defense also shot down an enemy missile in Kyiv region.

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Fuente: Slovoidilo.ua

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