The Interfax news agency has reported that the Ukrainian Air Force were involved in a “fierce air battle” over Kyiv on Wednesday.
Two Russian SU-35S fighter jets were “destroyed” as they were blown up over the skies of Kyiv.
Ukrainian air defense destroyed two Russian SU-35S fighters, the public relations service of the Air Force Command of Ukraine has reported.
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“On the night of March 1, a fierce air battle broke out in Kyiv region between a pair of MiG-29 fighters of the tactical aviation brigade of the Air Force of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and a pair of Russian Su-35S fighters.
“As a result of the air battle, both Russian aircraft were destroyed!
“Together with the air-to-air missiles sent from the MiG-29, guided anti-aircraft missiles of the S-300 complex of the local anti-aircraft missile brigade of the air command Center worked out against the invaders,” the PR service informs on the page of the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Facebook on Wednesday.
According to the report, the Ukrainian Air Force lost one MiG-29 in the “fierce air battle” and they are looking for the pilot.
It is not clear if the Mig-29 pilot was killed or managed to eject to safety.