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    “Second Russian Spy Plane Shot Down by Ukraine Within Two Months”


    Ukraine Shoots Down Russian Spy Plane Over Sea of Azov

    In a recent escalation of tensions between Ukraine and Russia, Ukraine announced on Friday that it had successfully shot down a Russian A-50U spy plane over the Sea of Azov. This marks the second such incident in two months, following Ukraine’s claim of shooting down an A-50 aircraft in January, also over the Azov Sea.

    The A-50U aircraft, a valuable asset in Russian reconnaissance operations, was reportedly downed by Ukrainian military forces. Ukrainian military intelligence took to social media to announce the incident, asserting that the destruction of the A-50U represents a significant setback to Moscow’s capabilities.

    Although Moscow has not issued an official statement regarding the incident, authorities in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region confirmed that fire crews were dispatched to the scene of an air crash. While details remain scarce, a map shared by Ukraine indicated that the crash occurred over southern Russia.

    The A-50 aircraft serves a role similar to NATO’s AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) plane, functioning as a key component of Russian surveillance operations.

    Videos circulating on social media depicted flashes of light illuminating the night sky, followed by footage showing a sizable blaze in what appeared to be a rural area. The Krasnodar regional authorities confirmed that firefighting units were deployed to address a fire covering approximately 250 square meters, with no immediate threat to local residences reported.

    Although initial reports suggested the involvement of two aircraft in the incident, further details regarding the nature of the crash and the identity of the second aircraft remain unverified.

    As firefighting efforts continue at the crash site, law enforcement and special services are actively engaged in the investigation, seeking to ascertain the circumstances surrounding the downing of the Russian spy plane.

    Sources By Agencies

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