A MiG-31 fighter crashed in the Russian Far East

A Russian MiG-31 fighter plane (REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File) (MAXIM SHEMETOV/)

a fighter MiG-31 of the Russian Air Force crashed this Friday in the region of primordialin the extreme east of the country, and its two pilots managed to catapult themselves from the devicereported the Oriente military district.

The accident occurred during an unarmed training flight, according to the military statement.

The plane fell in a desert, without causing destruction on the ground. According to preliminary data, the cause of the accident could be a technical fault”, added the press release, which did not specify the status of the pilots.

The MiG-31, a modification of the MiG-25, with a unit cost of up to 60 million dollarsis a two-seater interceptor designed by the Mikoyán house that began to be manufactured in the late 70s in the Soviet Union.

It’s an interceptor fighter two seats that the Russian Federation has used and is using repeatedly in the invasion of Ukraine.

In addition, the modernized modification of the aircraft to the MiG-31BM level is capable of transporting the Kinzhal hypersonic missilewith which Russia also attacked Ukraine after February 24.

In recent months, in the Russian Federation, there was an increase in plane crashes involving military aircraft. Thus, on October 23, a military plane crashed into a residential building in Irkutsk, Russia. The crew were unable to eject, resulting in the deaths of both pilots.

On October 17, a military plane crashed into a residential building in Yeisk, another settlement in the Russian Federation. According to official data for that day, four people died and another 25 were injured. It later emerged that 13 were killed and 27 injured.

The destruction in Kherson, Ukraine (REUTERS/Anna Voitenko/File)
The destruction in Kherson, Ukraine (REUTERS/Anna Voitenko/File) (ANNA VOITENKO/)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine

Meanwhile, Ukraine prepares a “mighty” counteroffensive on the battlefield and presses the West for more anti-missile systems, such as the Patriot, before the bombardments against civilian infrastructure by Russia.

Russia, meanwhile, continues its offensive in towns to the south and northeast of Bakhmut, in the Donetsk region, despite their little operational and strategic value.

“We are analyzing the intentions of the occupants and we are preparing a countermeasurean even more powerful countermeasure” than the recent one in the Kharkiv and Kherson regions, said the Ukrainian president, Volodimir Zelenskywithout revealing more details.

Ukraine is currently fighting back in the Lugansk region, where it has recaptured 13 towns, and is engaged in an operation to liberate the Kinburn Peninsula, where Russian troops withdrew after withdrawing from the southern Mykolaiv region and the northern third of Kherson. .

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