Ukrainian authorities shared a video of a Russian jet plunging from the sky after being struck by an American-made Stinger missile
The Ukrainian Minister of Defence has praised Western nations for providing advanced missile systems to Kyiv in support of the war against Russia.
Oleksii Reznikov released a video of a Kremlin jet being shot down from the sky to evidence the effectiveness of American Stinger missiles in the conflict. In the clip, the missile is seen making contact with the aircraft over the Kharkiv region before the plane rapidly spirals to the ground, exploding a huge plume of flames and thick black smoke as it makes contact.
The news comes as President Zelensky has lobbied international allies of Ukraine to continue the provision of military aid after Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilisation of an additional 300,000 troops.