Ukraine has said that the downing and killing of all the pilots onboard 4 Russia military fighter aircrafts at Bryansk region, a Russia boarder town with Ukraine on Saturday was an act of instant karma by unknown persons.
Mykhailo Podolyak, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a tweet on Sunday said the Russian SU-35 Fighter Jet, a SU-34 Fighter Jet, and 2x MI-8 Helicopters that got shot down in Russia’s Bryansk Region bordering Ukraine were intending to launch missile-bomb attacks on the civilian population of Chernihiv region in Ukraine.
“An air group of two SU fighter jets (34 and 35) and two support helicopters flew over the Bryansk region to launch a “missile-bomb attack” (officially) on the civilian population of Chernihiv region in Ukraine.
“The air group was destroyed by “unidentified persons”. Justice, as it is, and instant karma… “Killers on wings” were destroyed before the next crime would be committed…”, Podolyak stated in quote.
The Bryansk region of Russia, where the military aircrafts were destroyed is estimated to be about 50 kilometers northeast of the border with Ukraine.
Russian news outlet, Kommersant had reported that the two Russian fighter jets and two military helicopters were shot down close to the Ukrainian border in Russia’s Bryansk region.
According to Ajazeera, Kommersant, a respected, independent business-focused daily, said on its website on Saturday that a Russian Sukhoi SU-34 fighter-bomber, SU-35 fighter, and two MI-8 helicopters that had made up a military raiding party were “shot down almost simultaneously” in an ambush in the Bryansk region, adjoining northeast Ukraine.
The Russian military fighter jets and helicopters were shot down before entering Ukraine territory.
“According to preliminary data … the fighters were supposed to deliver a missile and bomb attack on targets in the Chernihiv region of Ukraine, and the helicopters were there to back them up — among other things to pick up the ‘Su’ crews if they were shot down,” Kommersant media outlet reported.
Videos posted online showed moment the some of the Russian military aircrafts were shot down.
Some of the videos showed certain parts of the bombed aircrafts following into residential buildings.