Russian planes were downed by Georgian systems operated by Ukrainiancrews

Russian planes which flew missions in the peace enforcement operation in Georgia were shot down with air defense systems supplied by Ukraine and other countries, members of a Russian military delegation said on Wednesday after a meeting of the Air Defense Coordinating Council of the CIS Council of Ministers in Dushanbe.

"According to information available to us, a Tupolev Tu-22 long- range supersonic bomber and several Sukhoi Su-25 jets were shot down with S-200 and TOR surface-to-air systems, supplied to Georgia by Ukraine. Ukrainian crews were operating the air defense systems," a member of the Russian military delegation said.

[Source: Interfax, Dushanbe, 13Aug08]

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