A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet was shot down in a friendly fire by an Osa air defense system on January 7.
"A Ukrainian Osa missile air defense system downed its own, Ukrainian, MiG-29. We have got only slightly involved," Dmitry Vadimovich Sablin, Deputy Chairman of the Russian State Duma Defense Committee posted on his Telegram channel.
The jet crashed near Kurakhovo, Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). The fate of the pilot is not known.
The aircraft reportedly belonged to Aerobatic Group 'Falcons' of Ukrainian Air Force.