MOSCOW, April 28. /TASS/. Russian air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian Su-24 warplane over the LPR as well as a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile over Izyum in the Kharkov Region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.
"Russia’s air defense systems shot down a Su-24 aircraft of Ukraine’s air force over the community of Nikolayevka of the Lugansk People’s Republic," he said.
According to the military official, this morning, the air defense systems also deflected a strike with a Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missile on the residential blocks of the town of Izyum in the Kharkov Region. "The strike targeted the city’s hospital where a Russian medical squad is located which provides aid to the residents of the Kharkov Region," the spokesman noted.
Additionally, he reported that the air defense systems eliminated five Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the vicinity of Veselogorovka, Zatishnoye, Novomikhaylovka, Lyubimovka and Kharkov.