Ukraine’s emergency services have recovered the wreckage of a Russian Mi-24/35 Hind attack helicopter shot down during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Debris from a Russian attack helicopter shot down by Ukrainian soldiers in February has been found in the Kyiv reservoir, north of the Ukrainian capital.
Ukraine’s State Border Service said on Thursday it used a naval boat to tow the Russian attack helicopter it had lifted on a buoy from the bottom of the reservoir.
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Ukrainian journalist Illia Ponomarenko shared footage showing the wreckage of a Mil Mi-24/35 Hind helicopter being lifted from the Kyiv reservoir.
Ponomarenko added: “One of the many people shot down in the Battle of Kyiv.
A Russian helicopter (Mil Mi-24 I guess) is being lifted from the bottom of the Kyiv sea.
One of them was shot down in the Battle of Kyiv. pic.twitter.com/d8nQc7AUeB
– Illia Ponomarenko (@IAPonomarenko) May 5, 2022
The Battle of Kyiv was part of the Kyiv offensive during Russia’s 2022 invasion of Ukraine to gain control of Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital city, and surrounding districts. The battle lasted from February 24, 2022 to April 2, 2022 and ended with the defeat and withdrawal of Russian forces.