Apr 6, 2024, 1:48 PM

Ukraine claims it destroyed at least 6 Russian fighter jets

Ukraine claims it destroyed at least 6 Russian fighter jets

TEHRAN, Apr. 06 (MNA) – Ukrainian officials have claimed that they used a barrage of drones to destroy at least six military aircraft and badly damaged eight others at an airfield in Russia’s Rostov region.

The overnight attack targeted a military airfield near Morozovsk in Russia and was conducted by Ukraine’s Security Service in cooperation with the army, a Ukrainian intelligence official told NBC News.

“The attack on the Morozovsk airfield was carried out by the SBU together with the military and the Defense Forces, at least 6 planes were destroyed," the official said, adding that around 20 members of airfield personnel were killed or injured.

In a conflicting version of events, Russia’s Defense Ministry said a total of 44 drones were “intercepted and destroyed” in the Morozovsky district, more than 60 miles from the border. The attack damaged a power substation, Rostov Gov. Vasily Golubev said, adding that eight people near the airfield were injured.

The Russian defense ministry said nine more drones were intercepted over the border regions of Kursk, Belgorod, Krasnodar, and the nearby Saratov region, bringing the total of attack drones deployed by Ukraine overnight to 53.


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