Russian Air Force Il-22M-11 Allegedly Shot Down In the Voronezh Region

Russian Air Force Il-22M-11 Allegedly Shot Down In the Voronezh Region

According to Ukrainian media reports, the incident occurred on Sunday evening over the Sea of Azov, near the Kyrylivka area of Zaporizhzhia in southern Ukraine. An A-50 radar early-warning plane and a Russian Ilyushin Il-22 airborne command post were targeted in what marks a significant setback for the Russian military. Click on the link below to read the details:

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A Russian Air Force Ilyushin Il-22M-11 was allegedly shot down in the Voronezh Region by members of the Wagner group. All eight occupants died in the crash.

A video of the fall of a burning aircraft was published on social media.

 The tail number of the lost aircraft is RA-75917 and it is an Il-22М11 air-borne command post aircraft, which is essentially an air command post of the Russian army.

The cause of the crash is unknown for certain.

On the territory of the Voronezh region, there is an internal Russian confrontation between the rebel mercenaries of the PMC Wagner and the military units of the Russian Armed Forces controlled by Moscow.

Earlier, the PMC Wagner mercenaries had already shot down two Mi-8MTPR EW helicopters and one Mi-35 attack helicopter.

There is video evidence of the launches of anti-aircraft missiles against the Ка-52 helicopter in Voronezh.

In addition to Strela-10 SAM, PMC Wagner has in service Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun systems.

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