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Ukraine downs Tu-22M3 aircraft in Russia used to launch Kh-22/Kh-32 missiles at Ukraine:
On the morning of April 19, Russia's Tu-22M3 strategic bomber firing Kh-22/Kh-32 missiles at Ukraine crashed in the Stavropol Krai, Russia. The Ukrainian Air Force confirmed the downing of the Russian aircraft in cooperation with Ukraine's Defence Intelligence
Governor of Russia's Stavropol Krai, Vladimir Vladimirov and the Russian propaganda media outlet Ria Novosti reported the downing, citing the Russian Defense Ministry.
At 6:57 a.m., the governor said that an aircraft had crashed in a field in the Krasnogvardeysky district. According to him, there was no damage and no casualties, and the pilots had ejected.
He later noted that the pilots were found alive and were being taken to hospital.
Ria Novosti, citing the Russian Defense Ministry, said that a Russian Tu-22M3 strategic bomber crashed after a combat mission on its way back to its home airfield.
It noted that 3 crew members were evacuated by a search and rescue team, and the search for one pilot is ongoing. Later it became known that one of the rescued crew members died, and the search for the fourth pilot continues.
Russian media outlet Ateo Breaking reports that rescuers have found the body of the fourth pilot. Alexei Voevoda, an official representative of Albatros Aero, clarifies that the commander has allegedly died.
The Russian Defense Ministry claims that there was no ammunition on board, and the aircraft went down in a deserted area.
"There is no damage on the ground. According to preliminary data, the crash was caused by a technical malfunction," the Russian Ministry said.
The Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, confirmed that for the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force, in cooperation with the Ukrainian Defense Intelligence, destroyed a Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber. --->READ MORE and WATCH VIDEO HERE
Photo: Russian Telegram channels
Substation ablaze near Bryansk in Russia, reports of drone attack – video
The governor of Russia's Bryansk Oblast claimed on the evening of 19 April that six drones had been shot down after a fire broke out at an energy infrastructure facility.
Source: Alexander Bogomaz, Governor of Bryansk Oblast; Russian Telegram channel Astra; Roman Starovoit, Governor of Kursk Oblast
Details: A fire has been reported at a substation in Vygonichi, an urban-type settlement near Bryansk.
The governor claimed that six drones were shot down over the oblast, and that one of them caused the fire as it landed.
The governor of Kursk Oblast has reported four UAVs being downed. --->READ MORE HERE
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