NewsRussian early warning aircraft downed, all ten crew members killed: Ukrainian intelligence reports

Russian early warning aircraft downed, all ten crew members killed: Ukrainian intelligence reports

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 9 : Beriev A-50, airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport, performs during a Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II, amid coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions at Red Square in Moscow, Russia on May 09, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - MAY 9 : Beriev A-50, airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport, performs during a Victory Day military parade marking the 75th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, the Eastern Front of World War II, amid coronavirus (Covid-19) precautions at Red Square in Moscow, Russia on May 09, 2020. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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UP sources revealed that currently, Russia possesses only seven A-50 early warning aircraft.

GUR informants provided the names of the fallen Russian aviators:

  • Commander - Major Borowikow
  • Deputy Commander - Major Czancew
  • Navigator - Captain Prowalow
  • On-board Mechanic - Captain Wasiliew
  • Senior Air Radio Operator - Warrant Officer Czruliew
  • Crew Chief, Shift Manager - Major Fiedosow
  • Guidance Navigator - Major Ruluk
  • Guidance Navigator - Lieutenant Telmanow
  • Senior Flight Engineer - Captain Below
  • Flight Engineer - Major Solider.

Downing of A-50

The Russian A-50 early warning aircraft was shot down under mysterious circumstances in the Krasnodar Territory, located in southern Russia.

On Friday evening, Ukrainian Air Forces Commander, General Mykola Oleszczuk, confirmed the downing of the Russian A-50 aircraft, used primarily for long-range radar detection. He suggested that the operation was executed with the help of Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR).

Earlier, Ukrainians had reported the downing of an A-50 in mid-January. That plane crashed into the Sea of Azov, though Russia never confirmed the loss of the aircraft.

Source: The Ukrainian Truth/HUR/PAP

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