On Thursday, a representative of the information center of the Council on National Security and Defense of Ukraine, Andrey Lysenko, said that a Russian military plane shot down the Su-25 attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force, reports Interfax.
“July 16 ... a military aircraft of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation launched a missile attack on the Su-25 aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which performed tasks on the territory of Ukraine,” Lysenko said.
In turn, a senior representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation called the statements of the Ukrainian side absurd, said ITAR-TASS.
“This is absurd, like all previous accusations by the Kiev leadership against the Russian Defense Ministry. We are almost daily exposed with promises to submit “irrefutable evidence” in the near future. And every time these “evidences” disappear somewhere, and they cover up the embarrassment with new, even more phantasmagoric accusations, ”said the representative of the military department.
According to him, looking at the biographies of the Ukrainian military leadership, one can understand that these people do not have "neither military education, nor even practical experience in organizing the planning and combat use of the entrusted troops and weapon systems."
"Therefore, their" voivods "every time they cover up their lack of talent, which turns around hundreds of killed and thousands of wounded Ukrainian soldiers and civilians, by the actions of the Russian armed forces," said the representative of the Ministry of Defense.