Russia-Ukraine conflict: Video of the moment a Russian major general’s plane was shot down over Ukraine
Video of the moment the plane piloted by the Russian major general was shot down in the sky over Donbass is spreading on social networks. Source Gulftoday
According to the Daily Mail, retired Russian Air Force Major General Kanamat Botashev is believed to be one of the highest-ranking Russian military officials to die in the conflict in Ukraine.
In the video circulating online, two Russian warplanes, one of which is piloted by General Botashev, are flying at low altitude over Donbass. The planes were then intercepted by a barrage of Ukrainian missiles. Two Russian warplanes tried to retreat, but unfortunately the plane piloted by General Botashev was hit by a missile and crashed.
General Botashev is said to have retired for a while, but he volunteered to join the conflict in Ukraine to serve on the front lines.
His funeral was announced on the website of the government of the Russian Republic of Karachay-Cherkess on June 2.
“On June 2, a ceremony was held on Central Square of Karachaevsk to bid farewell to retired Major General of the Russian Air Force Kanamat Botashev, who heroically died while performing his military service. incident,” a statement on the website said.
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