Russian air defense shot down plane with Western arms for Ukraine

April 17, 2022
| Report Focus News
An image released on March 4, 2022, on the Twitter account of the General Staff of the Army of Ukraine shows tthe wreckage of Russian air force Su-25 close support attack aircraft shot down near Volnovakha. General Staff of the Army of Ukraine/Twitter

Russian air defense units have brought down a military transport plane carrying Western arms outside Odessa, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.

“Near Odessa Russian anti-aircraft defense forces have shot down a Ukrainian military transport plane, which was delivering a large shipment of arms supplied to Ukraine by Western counties,” he said.

In addition, according to Konashenkov, operational and tactical aviation destroyed 67 areas of concentration of Ukrainian military personnel and hardware in the past 24 hours.

Russia’s missile troops hit 317 military facilities, including 274 strongholds and areas of concentration of the enemy’s manpower, 24 command posts and two field fuel facilities of Ukrainian troops. Two Ukrainian drones were shot down outside Lozovaya and Veselaya.