The Ministry of Defense reported downed Ukrainian MiG-29 and Mi-8 over the DPR

Russian aircraft shot down Ukrainian MiG-29.

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that Russian Aerospace Forces fighter aircraft shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 aircraft in the airspace of the Donetsk People's Republic. The incident occurred near the village of Koptevo. According to information provided by the Ministry of Defense, the aircraft belonged to the Ukrainian Air Force.

Also on the same day, a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was also shot down near Novoasilevka in the DPR.

The Russian Defense Ministry added that over the past XNUMX hours, air defense systems have intercepted nine HIMARS and Smerch multiple rocket launchers.

The MiG-29 is a Soviet fighter aircraft developed in the 1970s. It is designed to perform the tasks of air combat, cover ground troops, as well as to destroy ground and air targets. Has good maneuverability and speed.

It should be noted that earlier Slovakia handed over four MiG-29 fighters to Ukraine and plans to hand over 9 more aircraft in the coming weeks.


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