An American soldier was involved in the incident with the Su-27 aircraft. This is stated in a statement by the US Air Force Command in Europe and Africa, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
“We saw messages that talked about a victim from the United States, and we can confirm that the incident was involved in an American soldier,” said in a statement. At the same time, it does not say what the role of an American in this tragedy is, and its fate is not specified.
It was reported that on Tuesday, about 17 hours near the village of Ulanov (between the settlements of Berdychiv and Khmelnik of the Vinnytsia region), a military airplane Su-27 fell during the training. Later it became known that the rescuers found the body of two pilots. The military prosecutor’s office in the Central Region said that one of them was a US Air Force National Air Guard soldier.
Now in Vinnitsa region, there are multinational “Clean Sky-2018” exercises, in which specialists of the search and rescue service of the Armed Forces of Ukraine jointly with servicemen from the United States and Denmark practically work out the search, assistance and evacuation of disaster crews.