Watch Video: Ukrainian air defence specialists shoot down Russian aircraft, capture pilot

Meanwhile, since the beginning of Moscow's war on Kyiv, the Russian forces have lost more than 10,000 people, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has claimed.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, March 05, 2022, 06:59 PM IST
article-image
Ukraine forces capture Russian pilot | Photo: Twitter

Ukraine officials say that the country's air defence specialists on Saturday shot down a Russian aircraft and have also captured one of its pilots while he ejected from the falling aircraft. The co-pilot has reportedly been killed.

The pilot was captured from the outskirts of Chernihiv, northern city of Ukraine.

The killed co-pilot has been identified as Major Krivolapov according to several reports.

The video shared by the Ukraine defence ministry shows a fighter jet being shot down while the pilot tries to eject before hitting the ground. The captured pilot has been identified as Krasnoyartsev.

Meanwhile, since the beginning of Moscow's war on Kyiv, the Russian forces have lost more than 10,000 people, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has claimed.

Also among the losses were 269 tanks, 945 armoured combat vehicles, 105 artillery systems, 50 MLRS, 19 air defence, 39 aircraft, 40 helicopters, UNIAN reported.

Among the losses are 409 units of motor vehicles, two light speedboats, 60 tanks with fuel, three UAVs of operational and tactical level.

(with sources inputs)

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Mumbai updates: Cops seize 266 kg ganja worth Rs 80 lakh

Mumbai updates: Cops seize 266 kg ganja worth Rs 80 lakh

Gujarat’s Best Bakery case: Plea of accused Harshad Solanki to transfer case rejected

Gujarat’s Best Bakery case: Plea of  accused Harshad Solanki to transfer case rejected

Sharad Pawar accuses BJP of finishing off regional allies, backs Nitish Kumar for snapping ties with...

Sharad Pawar accuses BJP of finishing off regional allies, backs Nitish Kumar for snapping ties with...

Who is Justice Uday Umesh Lalit? Know all about the newly appointed Chief Justice of India

Who is Justice Uday Umesh Lalit? Know all about the newly appointed Chief Justice of India

Maharashtra cabinet approves 44% hike in Mumbai Metro 3 project cost, sets new deadline

Maharashtra cabinet approves 44% hike in Mumbai Metro 3 project cost, sets new deadline