Destroyed planes at an airfield in Crimea could be the biggest loss of Russian military aviation since World War II
The situation at the Crimea airbase, occurred on August 9, continues to create new information causes. CNN declares that the destroyed planes may be the biggest loss of Russian military aviation since World War II.
What we know
CNN writes that "at least seven military aircraft" Su-24s and Su-30s were destroyed in a series of explosions at the airfield, citing former Australian Air Force pilot Peter Layton. The specialist noted that two other planes were damaged.
The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine added nine planes in its daily summary of Russian army losses. After the publication of new satellite images there appeared information about 17 (or 18) planes and 6 helicopters. Only Russia can know the exact numbers now, but, of course, it will not share such data. By the way, Russian propaganda claims that all aircraft are intact.
What happened at the airfield in Crimea is also unknown exactly. Russia claims that the cause of the series of explosions was the detonation of aircraft missiles as a result of the negligence of military personnel. The Ukrainian Defense Ministry ironically agrees with this version.
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