NewsUkrainian forces reportedly down Russian A-50 aircraft, ten crew members discovered dead

Ukrainian forces reportedly down Russian A‑50 aircraft, ten crew members discovered dead

MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 20:  Airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft Beriev A-50 Shmel Ilyushin Il-76  takes part in rehearsal for 2020 Victory Day parade, in Moscow's Tverskaya Street, Russia on June 20, 2020. Russia is preparing for a military parade on June 24 to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II. Russia reported more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the fifth day in a row on Saturday. According to daily figures released by the countryâs emergency team, 7,889 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, while 10,186 patients were discharged from hospitals across Russia. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - JUNE 20: Airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft Beriev A-50 Shmel Ilyushin Il-76 takes part in rehearsal for 2020 Victory Day parade, in Moscow's Tverskaya Street, Russia on June 20, 2020. Russia is preparing for a military parade on June 24 to mark the 75th anniversary of the victory in World War II. Russia reported more recoveries than coronavirus cases for the fifth day in a row on Saturday. According to daily figures released by the countryâs emergency team, 7,889 people tested positive for COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, while 10,186 patients were discharged from hospitals across Russia. (Photo by Sefa Karacan/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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11:21 AM EST, February 24, 2024

The remains of ten individuals were discovered at the crash site of the Russian A-50 early warning aircraft, which had been shot down by Ukrainian air forces according to an independent Russian telegram channel, WCzK-OGPU, on Saturday. Official sources have been reticent to confirm details about the casualties.

"WCzK-OGPU has learned that the remains of ten crew members were discovered at the wreckage site of the reconnaissance aircraft A-50 in the Krasnodar Territory," the channel reported.

The Russian military officially admitted the crash on Friday evening.

The incident took place in the Kanevsky district within the Krasnodar Territory. The Russians have yet to provide information on the casualties. They have only made requests to refrain from publishing images and videos from the crash. "We urge you not to publish images and videos from the scene in the Kanevsky region on the internet. Please only trust official sources of information," read a message from the Russian agency, Tass.

On Friday evening, the head of the Ukrainian air forces, General Mykola Olekschuk, also confirmed the downing of the Russian A-50 aircraft, intended for long-range radar detection.

Olekschuk proposed that the operation was executed in conjunction with the Ukrainian military intelligence (HUR).

Previous reports of the A-50 being shot down emerged in mid-January from the Ukrainians. That plane subsequently fell into the Sea of Azov. Russia, however, has not conceded to losing the aircraft.

The Russian air force now reportedly possesses fewer than ten early warning A-50 aircraft, according to Donbas.Realii, a Ukrainian website.

Source: PAP, Tass

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