| 21 June 2024, Friday |

Russian fighter jet crashes into Sea of Azov near Russian coast

A Russian Su-25 fighter-bomber crashed into the Sea of Azov near the town of Yeysk on Monday but the pilot ejected successfully, local officials said in a statement on social media.

Unverified videos shared on social media appeared to show a parachute descending over the sea near a beach, and a large splash in the water. Yeysk lies across the Sea of Azov from the Russian-controlled part of Ukraine’s Donetsk region.

The officials from Russia’s Krasnodar region said the pilot had been rescued from the water.

  • Reuters