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El gráfico muestra especificaciones del bombardero estratégico Tu-22M3 .
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Ucrania dice que derribó un bombardero estratégico ruso de largo alcance

By Jordi Bou

April 19, 2024 - Ucrania dice que por primera vez ha derribado un bombardero estratégico de largo alcance Tu-22M3, destruyendo un avión de guerra capaz de llevar misiles crucero que se ha usado para atacar ciudades urcanianas.

"For the first time, anti-aircraft missile units of the air force in cooperation with the defence intelligence of Ukraine destroyed a Tu-22M3 long-range strategic bomber," Ukraine's military said in a statement on social media.

Russian officials said the plane had crashed over the southern Stavropol region while flying back to base and at least one member of the crew had died.

Ukraine and its Western allies say Russia has frequently used Tu-22M3s to bomb Ukraine. The plane that Ukraine said it shot down was used to carry Kh-22 cruise missiles for attacks on Ukrainian cities, according to the country's air force commander.

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PUBLISHED: 19/04/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Alex Beltyukov
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