Dramatic, Ukrainian and Russian fighter jets duel in the air over Donbasi

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Ukraine’s Su-27 fighter jet. A fighter of this type was engaged in an aerial combat with an unidentified Russian aircraft over the Donbass region on Friday last week. photo/Dmitry Pichugin/Wikipedia Commons

Kyiv – belonging to two fighter jets Ukraine And Russia engage in Hawaiian duets or dogfights Recently theatrical on the Donbass. The Kyiv plane was identified as the Su-27 Flanker, while the Moscow plane could not be identified.

The dogfight took place on Friday (19/8/2022) and a video of the incident has been posted on Twitter by journalist Matthew Luxmoor. wall street journal Ukraine.

Ukraine has been complaining about its insufficient air power, but it has nonetheless fought a fierce battle against an invasion of Russia’s advanced fighter jets.

The video of the aerial duel also shows a rare scene where modern Russian fighter jets fire missiles. air to air (AAM). Ukrainian fighter jets also perform similar actions.

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“It’s an incredible sight in a part of Ukraine that is used to relentless rocket and artillery fire and little action in the sky,” Luxmoor said.

According to him, a wonderful sight took place in the city of Pokrovsk, Donbass in eastern Ukraine.

A literal fight in the sky over the Donbass tonight. Ukrainian Su-27s fire on missiles fired by Russian fighter planes, not captured in this footage. The few remaining residents of Pokrovsk run to the spectacle and applause,” Luxmoor wrote in the caption Entry-a video.

The journalist’s video did not give the final details of the outcome of the air battle.

At the beginning of the video a Su-27 fighter jet from Ukraine is seen launching two AAMs, spaced about 1 second apart when a small black spot appears around it.

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