By Matthew Roscoe •
Published: 02 Mar 2022 • 14:59
JUST IN: Russian planes downed by Ukrainian fighters over Kyiv.
TWO Russian planes have been downed by Ukrainian fighters over Ukraine’s capital Kyiv, according to reports on Wednesday, March 2.
TRT World Now are reporting that a battle broke out between two Ukrainian MIG-29 fighters and two Russian planes over the capital causing the destruction of the Russian planes. Ukraine reportedly lost one fighter jet during the aerial combat.
Reports from the Kyiv region suggest that servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine “skillfully” destroyed the Russian SU35 planes.
The official Facebook account of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine noted that after a fierce air battle between the country’s MIG-29 destroyers and a couple of Russian SU35s, “both the Russian aircraft were destroyed”.
“Unfortunately, as a result of this battle, the Air Force lost one MIG-29 and we are still on the lookout for the pilot,” the post added.
“The Air Force is doing their best to clean the Ukrainian sky from the hostile presence,” it concluded.
Fighting has continued across Ukraine on March 2 with several cities coming under Russian attack.
Horrific attacks in Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv resumed on Wednesday, March 2, leaving more than four people dead and around nine people wounded. The Daily Mail suggests that at least 21 people have been killed and 112 wounded so far in shelling strikes on the city in the last 24 hours.
Furthermore, the Ukrainian city of Odessa came under attack from Russian airstrikes on March 2. Heavy explosions were reported near the Odessa Airport as several Russian warships were spotted near the city.
Early reports suggest that the strike was carried out by the Russian Navy.
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