Ukraine Military Plane Hit By Gunfire Over Pro-Russia Held Slavyansk

Tyler Durden's picture

It would seem a red-line or two have been crossed:


This comes on the heels of elevated tensions in the last few days since the "deal" and Biden's arrival in Kiev. Last week saw 'unidentified' fighter jets open fire on the Pro-Russian-held Kramatorsk airfield

And more...

Ukraine: Small Arms Fire Damages Ukrainian Military Plane Over Slovyansk


Small arms fire hit and damaged a Ukrainian military surveillance plane over Slovyansk, a town held by pro-Russian militants in eastern Ukraine's Donetsk region April 22, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said, according to a message BBC posted on Twitter.


As The Telegraph reports,

Ukrainian military aircraft hit by gunfire while on reconnaissance flight over Slavyansk, the defence ministry says


A Ukrainian military surveillance plane was hit and damaged by small arms fire as it was on a reconnaissance flight over the rebel-held eastern town of Slavyansk, the defence ministry said on Tuesday.


The plane, a propellor-driven Antonov An-30, safely made an emergency landing, a ministry spokesman told AFP. None of its crew members was hurt.


"Thanks to the professional actions, military pilots managed to land the plane at the airfield without consequences," the ministry said in a statement. "After a thorough examination and diagnosis, aircraft combat capability was fully restored."


The attack occurred just hours after US Vice President Joe Biden left Ukraine's capital at the end of a two-day visit pledging Washington's support to Kiev's fledgling leaders.

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optimator's picture

Moral:  Don't fly over Pro Russian folks when they're celebrating.

The They's picture

All right kids! Remember to practice Duck and Cover!

Headbanger's picture

And the "market" doesn't give a shit!

onewayticket2's picture

lemme guess.....#9 shotgun shell.

afterall, biden's there.

Headbanger's picture

Yeah and he probably went looking for the downed plane too!

And isn't it about that time for the "market" dump to begin???

Latina Lover's picture

I'll bet the airplane ran out of fuel, and the Kiev Kriminals are covering for their incompetence.

A Nanny Moose's picture

If you ain't got video, it didn't happen.

ndotken's picture

A reconnaissance plane's combat capability was fully restored? Am I the only one confused by that statement?

Headbanger's picture

Not if it's a Kamikaze Recon (KR) aircraft...


Oh wait...

That doesn't work either now, does it??

MarsInScorpio's picture

Not exactly indicative of a superior military strategy.


The shots were probably meant to tell the Kiev gov to get lost and stay away. The truth is that the Nazis probably don't have much in the way of munitions anyway, so a show is all they can do.


This will end the same as 1956 Hungary; the Russians will eventually re-establish control because the West is not going to go MAD on itself.


Long bull droppings; short substantive actions.



valley chick's picture

As I was told yesterday, it's all bullish!

mtndds's picture

Thats good for a 200 point jump in the market today!  

Momauguin Joe's picture

Why don't they just come out and say this is all about petrodollar hegemony? It'd be easier for the uninformed pukes following Hannity and Limbaugh to swallow.

Ghordius's picture

imo FOX viewers would not swallow that. "the importance of keeping the world safe for US interests" is more conventional

813kml's picture

FOX viewers don't have the mental capacity to understand anything beyond bang-bang, boom-boom.

Fish Gone Bad's picture

Why don't they ...

Most people only think of themselves, all the time, 24 hours a day.  They constantly remind themselves how important they are and how under appreciated they are.  So you could stand in the middle of the street with a bull horn and no one would ever hear you.

rtalcott's picture

6.0223 times 10 to the 23rd power +1s...that's a mole of +1s

BandGap's picture

Signed on just to give you an up arrow.

Hannity and Linbaugh are part of the reason people aren't "getting it".  People stop lookiing when they get a form answer that fits the current paradigm.

earnyermoney's picture

And the uninformed pukes following everyone else are ready to swallow Zero's load.

NotApplicable's picture


As I recently mentioned, there's seemingly a mulitude of sock-puppet accounts that are 3-4 years old that ALL started posting on the 3rd of March.

And they always make the most obnoxious comments.

Tyler, it's about time for some cleanup around here. (assuming you're not farming them for ad revenue)

Edit: Hmmm... so perhaps I'm in error about some puppets, as I see nobody's comments go back before Feburary... so I take it there's been a purge perhaps?

earnyermoney's picture

got you beat by a year and I was an avid reader of ZH 6 months prior to my start date.

The quality of this site went downhill the day they implemented the red/green arrows. I've come to the conclusion that the United States is a comitted evil hegemon. As an American, that is a very sad statement. I'm convinced nothing short of total collapse will wake people up from the nightmare of fascism. The only obnoxious comments I hear come from the mouths of our "leaders" er puppets.

Momauguin Joe's picture

At this point, culling the herd via total collapse might be a good thing. In the long run destruction generally breeds creation. Prep today to survive tomrrow.

mc225's picture to agree that up and down arrows are corny...

valley chick's picture

Tried to explain this today and was told that I was unpatriotic!  Sadly they are dumber than a bag of rocks.  

MarsInScorpio's picture



Respectfully, what makes you think the so-called, self-anointed "hi info" viewers and listeners have any idea in Hell what the phrase "petrodollar hegemony" means?


About ZH and its threads, there are low-life trolls dropping down arrows and posting typical troll trash, but at least it's at a higher level of education about these topics than what you see elsewhere.


The truth is that reading ZH is a highly educational experience - post-grad all the way. There are some very heavy hitters posting on ZH, and anyone who reads it regularly finds out that they have a reality check that you can't touch outside this site.


For example, the NYT and WaPo are nothing but slutted-out whores to the CIA propaganda machine. The more I read them, the more disgusting it gets. I wonder what these sluts tell themselves when they go home at night, knowing they spent their work day lying like a rug.


But then, they are all psychotic sociopaths by the time they make it to that level; no guilt, no shame, no conscience.


Well, at least having worked with them for decades I can get away with sending emails to my "friends" at the NYT and WaPo, calling them what they are.


There is some pleasure in being able to get through to them as a person they know - and can't really avoid . . .



Flagit's picture





post-grad all the way.

i think you do a disservice to anyone that did not attain the 2, 4, or 6 year degree.

the divide between the classes is already an almost unbridgeable chasm. let us work to bridge this gap and strengthen our numbers.


Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us.

HardAssets's picture

Momauguin Joe:  "Why don't they just come out and say this is all about petrodollar hegemony? It'd be easier for the uninformed pukes following Hannity and Limbaugh to swallow.'

Likely because the Fox audence doesn't know what a 'petrodollar' is, or what the word 'hegemony' means.  Since most in the US don't read a serious book after attending h.s. or college - theyre not going to look it up either.

The real underlying reason is that Fox is just a b.s. show - like the 'lib' networks. Owned and controlled by those wiht the same globalist agenda.

docmac324's picture

Well, they are EASY to hit at ree top level.

Seasmoke's picture

Biden on it ????

john39's picture

well Biden did say today that it was time to act, didn't he?

pods's picture

So flying a jet low and slow is not the best war tactic?

They don't even do that shit in Alabama.


pods's picture

Is it bad that I know exactly what you are talking about without clicking that link?



Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Unless you're in an A-10 Warthog doing target practice... then you do. Apparently, you can also use tractors working in the fields as the practice target.

pods's picture

"Anyone that moves is a VC.  Anyone that stands still is a well disciplined VC."


Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

Anyone that moves is a Domestic Terrorist. Anyone that stands still is a well disciplined Domestic Terrorist.

WMM II's picture

"The plane, a propellor-driven Antonov An-30,"



its a tad disappointing that a 4 year veteran and a large number of 'up' arrowed folks fell for what is now the 'zh' practice of baiting-the-front-end for clicks.



p.s. i think zh changed hands once again. about 6 -8 months ago, the first buyer pumped up the clicks by frothing the herds with their opium based 'news' stories, and then sold recently based upon the value of 'clique clicks'. in this case, an intentionally misleading photo on the lead-in page.

just a guess.

BobRocket's picture



I have to agree.


The quality of article has definately gone downhill over time (only to be expected as corporates take over and replace expensive experienced journos with kids out of grad school)


The quality of the comments (sometimes just crap, I don't know why they bother) can be top quality, you can actually learn about facts and points of view, sometimes very well articulated, here that you wouldn't see anywhere else.

Perhaps the editors should understand that the articles are comment bait and it is they that generate ad clicks


In all likelihood the comments will be restricted to 300chrs in the future and dissent will not be tolerated.


Ah well, it was nice whilst it lasted. This is the internet, attract customers by giving them what they want or die. Free market, suckers.


Anybody got any recommendations or do I have to set up my own. (it's only $80)



Doubleguns's picture

Buy your gold now. Cheap tuesday and this could escalate fast. 

SGKid's picture

So who was doing the shooting?

Grande Tetons's picture

 Last week saw 'unidentified' fighter pets open fire...

Apparently, kitties and puppies are behind the attack. 


Nadine of Tyrol's picture

Brennan?  We have to get that war started somewhere dammit!  

FieldingMellish's picture

Joe wanted more action and less talk. I guess he got what he wanted.