Russian pilots have been filmed saying they were ‘following orders’ after their aircraft was shot down over Ukraine. Pictures and video show the men, some on their knees with their hands behind their heads and others bleeding heavily, after being detained by soldiers and civilians in a field.
Video shared online shows a pilot, reportedly from a downed Russian aircraft, wearing an orange jumpsuit as he gets on his knees with his hands behind his head as his capture questions him.
It comes after footage showed two pilots ejecting from an aircraft – thought to be an Su-30 – after it was shot down over the Ukrainian city of Chernihiv on Saturday.
Footage also emerged of a Russian pilot wearing a blue jumpsuit and a bloodstained T-shirt being treated for a head wound after he crashed in a field.
With a bandage around his head, he nodded wearily as Ukrainian troops asked him questions.
A third video shows two men, reportedly Russian pilots with blood coming from their faces, being interrogated in the back of a van.
The footage came on a day when Russian aerial forces lost as many as eight aircraft, as well as multi-role, strike and close air support aircraft and a drone.
Captured Russian pilot!
I have not seen any Ukrainian fighter jets in the air, so clearly these Russian jets have been brought down by surface to air missiles…. pic.twitter.com/ThyAYH8lVg
— Zaid Hamid (@ZaidZamanHamid) March 5, 2022
Source: Mail online