“Two Stinger missiles hit the engine, but the fighter then returned safely and landed at the airport, where it took off,” said a navigator of a Russian squadron in the live broadcast of Russia’s Channel One TV channel, according to the TASS news agency in the evening May 16th. This person also claimed that the Su-25 “can survive in combat conditions” and fights well at low and extremely low altitudes.
Su-25 attack aircraft
According to the TASS news agency, the Su-25 is designed to provide close-range support to ground forces and destroy targets in all weather conditions.
Meanwhile, the Stinger air defense system is capable of attacking aircraft, helicopters, and drones. Pentagon supplies Stinger to Ukrainian military.
|The Russian Su-25 landed safely after being hit by a missile|
According to the Pentagon, the US has delivered at least 1,400 Stinger systems and 5,500 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. In March, Ukrainian officials asked the United States to deliver 500 Stinger and Javelin missiles a day.
Also the page The Kiev Independent Today, May 17, citing a statement from the Ukrainian military, it was confirmed that Ukrainian forces destroyed a Russian fuel depot in the Kherson province of southern Ukraine on May 16, defeating anti-aircraft missile systems, tanks and equipment. At the moment there is no information about the reaction of Russia.