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Ukrainians have shared pictures of a burning Russian fighter jet they say was shot out of the sky in the Kharkiv region as Putin‘s forces continue to take heavy damages.

Photos from the scene remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 believed to have been hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

It is understood the plane was shot down by the anti-aircraft missile troops of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine who shared footage of the incident online.

The Su-35, a hi-tech fighter jet worth an estimated £30million, was reduced to rubble. It is understood the plane was shot down in the Kharkiv region of the country.

Deputy Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko confirmed the Su-35 was shot down by Ukrainian forces, reportedly writing: ’50 million dollars worth of damage for the ogres!’

Gerashchenko reported that the pilot ejected and tried to escape, but was subsequently detained.

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

The £30million plane was shot out of the sky by Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kharkiv region

The £30million plane was shot out of the sky by Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kharkiv region

The £30million plane was shot out of the sky by Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Kharkiv region 

So far, 19 Russian planes are confirmed downed by Ukrainian forces since the outbreak of the war. 

It comes as Putin’s forces continue to withdraw from northern parts of the country as Ukrainian forces recapture regions that had previously been held by Russian troops, including the Chernobyl nuclear power plant.

Russian forces have now moved into a different stage of the conflict and are focussed on the eastern regions of the war-torn nation.

The withdrawal has been coupled with attacks on Odessa in the south today as Russia weighs up an amphibious assault on the vital Black Sea port city.

Ukraine has taken back the ‘whole Kyiv region’ from Russian troops, the country’s deputy defence minister said as the fightback against the invaders continues.

The SU-35s is Russia’s single-seat multi-role attack jet. It is well suited to air superiority missions due to its excellent manoeuvrability and thrust vectoring engines to allow it to turn far tighter than a traditional jet aircraft.

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

A view shows remains of Russian fighting aircraft Su-35 hit by the Ukrainian Armed Forces

Pictured: The SU-35s is Russia's single-seat multi-role attack jet

Pictured: The SU-35s is Russia's single-seat multi-role attack jet

Pictured: The SU-35s is Russia’s single-seat multi-role attack jet

Unlike the F-22 and F-35, the Su-35s is not a stealth fighter and relies far more on dog fighting skills like older aircraft such as the F-16.

The aircraft has a maximum speed of Mach 2.25 at 36,000 feet – approximately 1,500mph –  and carry 8,000kg in weapons with a range of around 1,000 miles.  

Russia claims the aircraft is better than the west’s fourth generation aircraft, such as the US F-16 and French Rafaele and even the RAF’s Typhoon interceptor. 

The Su-35s is fitted with a 30mm cannon for air-to-air dog fighting as well as the capability of carrying rockets, missiles and bombs. 

The photos were shared by Ukrainian Armed Forces General Staff on April 3. 

Source: Daily Mail

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