Video shows Russian planes spiraling out of control over Ukraine

Video of a runaway Russian Sukhoi Su-34 plane, apparently over Ukraine, has been circulating on social media.

The video has been viewed over 150,000 times since it was posted on Twitter on Monday.

The video zooms in on the Su-34 as it rotates while making a rapid descent and has the Hanz Zimmer song No Time for Caution which was popularized in the Christopher Nolan film Interstellarsuperimposed.

A Su-34 fighter-bomber carrying Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on board flies over Kubinka airfield near Moscow March 28, 2009. Video footage has emerged showing a Sukhoi Su-34 spiraling out of control over Ukraine.
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The Visegrád 24 Twitter page posted an image of a massive plume of smoke claiming that Ukraine shot down a Su-34.

“The Ukrainian army shot down a Russian Su-34 over Kharkiv this morning. Good job Ukraine.” the site tweeted.

Visegrád 24 also referred to the “Expat in Kyiv” Twitter page, which previously tweeted the image.

“Russian Su-34 shot down over Kharkiv this morning, 2 pilots got out. No word yet if they will be captured,” expat tweeted in Kyiv.

Another tweet from the site showed a video depicting the moment of impact while also mentioning the cost of the jet.

English-language Ukrainian media outlet The Kyiv Independent also reported that a Russian Su-34 was shot down on Monday.

“The Ukrainian Air Force says they shot down the Russian Su-34. The fighter-bomber was shot down in Kharkiv Oblast, the Air Force Eastern Command said on April 25,” it said wrote in a tweet.

news week has asked the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense for comment.

This video comes after Russia sent a formal note to the US asking the country to stop supporting Ukraine with military aid.

In an interview with state TV channel Russia-24, Anatoly Antonov, the Russian ambassador to the US, criticized Washington’s latest $800 million arms package to Ukraine.

Antonov said that supplying arms to Kyiv “does not contribute to finding a diplomatic solution and settlement of the situation. That’s a huge number.”

Antonov said the Kremlin stressed “unacceptance” of the US supplying arms to Ukraine in its formal note.

“We have demanded an end to this practice,” said the diplomat.

He accused the US of “trying to up the ante and make the situation worse.”

In an April 13 statement, Joe Biden announced that the US was ready to provide arms, ammunition and other security assistance to Ukraine.

“The Ukrainian military used the weapons we provided to devastating effect. As Russia prepares to intensify its attack in the Donbass region, the United States will continue to provide self-defense capabilities to Ukraine,” the statement said.

Biden said he briefed Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the call about the support and that the “continuous supply” of arms to Ukraine by the US and its allies was “vital to sustaining their fight against the Russian invasion.”

“It contributed to Putin’s failure in his original war goals of conquering and controlling Ukraine. We cannot rest now,” the statement continued.

“As I have assured President Zelenskyy, the American people will continue to stand by the brave people of Ukraine in their fight for freedom,” Biden said. Video shows Russian planes spiraling out of control over Ukraine

Rick Schindler

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