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Russian jets not downed by “friendly fire” in South Ossetia

2009-07-09 17:03

The General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces disproved information that "friendly fire" had downed Russian jets during hostilities in South Ossetia last August, RIA Novosti reports.

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As Georgia Times wrote earlier, today Moscow Defence Brief journal (published by an independent think tank in Moscow) presented an article assuming the possibility that Russia had lost six jets, not four in the Caucasus war in August 2008 as the government officially stated.

At least three of them were shot down by "friendly fire", the journal suggested.

According to official information disseminated by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces Anatoly Nogovitsin Russia lost three attack aircrafts and a bomber in the war with Georgia.

 

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