Rwanda Army Shoots DRC Warplane Sukhoi-25

Rwanda Army Shoots DRC Warplane Sukhoi-25

Rwanda Army Shoots DRC Warplane Sukhoi-25.

A Sukhoi-25 fighter jet from DR Congo on Tuesday, January 24, violated Rwanda’s airspace – the third time such an incident occurred in three months – forcing Rwanda to take “defensive measures,” Kigali said.

“Today at 5:03 pm, a Sukhoi-25 from the DR Congo violated
Rwanda airspace for the third time.
Defensive measures were taken.
Rwanda asks the DRC to stop this aggression”

The footage of the plane bursting into flames on the right wing was posted on social media.

There are further images that demonstrate it being shot through on one side..
It did not immediately fall to the ground, but continued to park at the Goma Airport  where its crew immediately extinguished it.

For the third time in three months, a fighter jet from the Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) has violated Rwanda’s airspace, a case which Rwanda called “continued aggression”.

The same fighter jet a Sukhoi-25 violated Rwandan airspace along Lake Kivu in the Western Province of Rwanda at around 12h00, and immediately returned to DRC in December 2022.

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Earlier on, the jet had, not only violated the airspace, but also, it briefly landed at Rwanda’s Rubavu airport in Western province.

In all occasions, DRC defended they “did not have any aggression intention.”

For several months now, Rwanda is accusing the neighbor from the West of perpetuating several acts of aggression, ranging from shelling into Rwanda’s territory and armed soldiers crossing into Rwanda trying to shoot border security officers.

DRC accuses Rwanda to support a critical rebel group M23 which is fighting to force their government stop hostilities against Congolese Kinyarwanda speaking community.

Rwanda denies all allegations which they said, they intend to make Rwanda a scapegoat.

The country expresses concerns about DRC’s lack of political will to solve its problems and intention to perpetuate hostilities by refusing to respect regional efforts to solve its problems.

Fighting alongside DRC’s army is the self proclaimed Democratic Force for Liberation of Rwanda(FDLR), a terror organisation responsible of the Genocide against Tutsi in Rwanda.


Rwanda Army Shoots DRC Warplane Sukhoi-25
Rwanda Army Shoots DRC Warplane Sukhoi-25

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