Ukrainian forces have shot down one of their own MiG-29 fighter jets over the territory of the Donetsk People’s Republic in a friendly fire accident, Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee revealed on January 8.
Dmitry Sablin, who is permanently present in the special military operation zone, said on his official Telegram channel that the Ukrainian fighter jet was shot down with a 9K33 Osa short-range air defense system near the city of Kurakhovo.
“A Ukrainian Osa missile air defense system downed its own, Ukrainian, MiG-29. We have got only slightly involved,” the senior lawmaker said.
A photo showing the wreckage of the downed MiG-29, which was painted in the colors of the Ukrainian flag, surfaced online on January 7. The fighter jet was apparently armed with at least one American-made AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missile when it was shot down.
The Ukrainian Air Force (UAF) inherited dozens of MiG-29s after the collapse of the Soviet Union. However, most of these fighter jets were in a poor condition.
Around 40 MiG-29 fighter jets were reportedly in service with the UAF prior to the start of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine in February of last year. Many of these fighter jets were later shot down or destroyed on the ground by the Russian military.
The UAF’s remaining MiG-29s are currently being used to attack radars with HARM missiles and intercept suicide drones with Soviet air-to-air missiles, like the R-73 and R-27. So far, these tactics have not seen any success.
It’s worth noting that Ukraine have been trying to secure more MiG-29 fighter jets from NATO states, namely Slovakia and Poland. If these efforts fail, the UAF will likely be left without any operational MiG-29 in the near future.
It needs to be a joke this country shot down its own hunting hahahahaha
It was the Ghost of Kiev! He’s a real dead-eye.
Ukrainians were good at shooting down the Malaysian jetliner. You have to give them credit for that.
The most effective weapons Ukraine has are all Soviet??
The most effective weapons are Made in the USSR or Made in Russia. Because the people in that part of the world are geniuses.
Yes and East German. Made great weapons.
So we won. We didn’t? Shit. And what are we waiting for?
Sadly, no. The ethnic cleansing ATO of the failed Ukrainian CIA project has not conquered Donbas after eight years. Next year in Donetsk for the tripl-dong dildo trizub butt-fuck festival, right Ihor?
That happens always. Russian also shot down own planes in the start of the war against ukroshit infection. In fact, up to 65% airplanes and up to 25% of Heli’s were russian friendly fire in the first 2 months of war. Till russians got how to acquire the targets tracking ‘dissection’ in the proper way, because training in peace times is far from the real combat situations. But they learned fast and far better than the banderist trash.
Thanks for that info – something we’d never get from any other avenue of media.
Vitamin Protein must be laughing real hard after seeing Ukronazis shooting down their own fighter jet.
Where are the markings ??? I bet it’s a Russian trash federation plane , they are real good at hitting there own , they did it when Ukraine hit the Russian trash airport the other day . I say it’s Russian dumbazz plane EH
It’s Ukrainian dipshit, deal with it.
That will get ya along way shooting down the last of your own jets. NATOSTAN doesn’t look so good in the air over Ukraine and can guess if new hardware goes up, especially F-35s, it will be a collosal duck shoot and embarrassment 😳.
Maybe they already have Patriot in action there. That would explain everything. Remember what Patriots did in Irak. 🤣😅
The Patriots are way more likely to turn around and attack their launchers.
If they did hit a UkroNazi Mig, that would be a major success for the Patriots.
But just BTW, ain’t no Patriots in Ukraine yet. They have to gear up the factories in the USA and feed them truckloads of cash for a couple of years first.
the fact that they fly their jets is an embarrassment to the Kremlin.
Word of caution: Never carry HARM missiles unless you want to get harmed.
I see what you did there.
By the way – yes, let’s.
I honestly don’t understand why someone hasn’t already.
There is still plenty of time. However they helped with identification of stupid people in our society. So kudos to them before execution.