Apocalyptic scenes had been on show in Russia’s Bryansk area Saturday as 4 navy plane had been apparently blown out of the sky close to the border, killing practically a dozen service members.
Formally, authorities blamed the Mi-8 helicopter crash on a mysterious engine hearth, however video shared on social media by native residents appeared to point out a missile hit the chopper simply earlier than it exploded.
Across the identical time the chopper crashed, an Su-34 fighter jet additionally got here crashing down from the sky engulfed in flames. Residents within the city of Klintsy might be seen gathering round to gaze in horror on the fiery wreckage of the jet in a close-by wooded space.
Individually, Russian media reported that ANOTHER Mi-8 helicopter and an Su-35 jet had been shot down within the area.
Russia’s Kommersant newspaper reported that every one crew members aboard all 4 plane had been killed. Russian authorities, in the meantime, remained mum on the simultaneous catastrophes, confirming solely the crash of a single chopper.
In response to Kommersant, all 4 plane had been tasked with finishing up strikes on Ukraine’s Chernihiv area, with the choppers assigned to again up the fighter jets.
However they had been apparently shot down as an alternative. In response to Baza, at the least 9 Russian service members are lifeless.
Authorities within the area at the moment are mentioned to be frantically trying to find Ukrainian “saboteurs” who shot down the plane, although some questioned if Russia might have really shot down its personal planes in its paranoia over Ukraine acquiring new long-range cruise missiles.
Professional-war Russian navy bloggers at the moment are demanding revenge over what they described as an “ambush” on Russia’s air power by Ukrainian forces.
“Our aviation has not suffered such losses as at the moment since March of final yr,” one pro-Kremlin Telegram channel complained.
“We’ll avenge everybody, we are going to kill everybody,” one other pro-war channel mentioned.
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