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 Bombardeiro estratégico russo abatido infographic
A infografia mostra as especificações do bombardeiro estratégico Tu-22M3.
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UCRÂNIA

Ucrânia diz ter abatido um bombardeiro estratégico russo

By Jordi Bou

April 19, 2024 - A Ucrânia diz ter abatido um bombardeiro estratégico de longo alcance Tu-22M3 pela primeira vez, destruindo um avião capaz de transportar os mísseis de cruzeiro usados para atacar as cidades ucranianas.

"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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