A Ukrainian retiree allegedly shot down a “world-beating” £74million SU-35 Russian fighter jet over a Ukrainian city under pressure from Vladimir Putin’s soldier.
While standing on the roof of his house in Chernihiv, the pensioner reportedly downed the supersonic jet with his rifled gun
In a video clip posted by Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service, Valeriy Fedorovych narrates how he ascended onto the roof of his house to take a pot shot at one of the fighter jets bombing his city.
He explained: “On the second lap, how did it go?
“I went ‘bang’ with my rifle. And it was like ‘bang.’ And the Russian Su-34 jet fell.”
Pictures from the video displays the SU-35 jet hurtling towards the ground, as onlookers cheer its destruction.
With his rifle slung over his shoulder, Mr Fedorovych is also filmed walking around the bombed out ruins of his neighbourhood.
He displays the remains of the damaged Russian jet, that he allegedly keeps in his garage.
The incident happened in August and the pensioner was later rewarded a medal for his actions.
Mr Fedorovych was dubbed a “hero” by the State Border Service of Ukraine and said they wanted to award him for his “assistance in the protection of the state border.”
The image below shows the pensioner proudly displaying his medal to journalists.
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