The Leninsky District Court in Novosibirsk arrested Viktor Skorobogatov for two months, who is accused of setting fire to a Su-24 bomber on the territory of the Novosibirsk Aviation Plant. Chkalov. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
On Wednesday, May 10, unidentified people set fire to an inactive Su-24 1990 - the plane was mothballed. It is reported that he did not receive severe damage, scorch marks are visible mainly on the chassis. According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the arsonists entered the territory of the plant. Chkalov, cutting the mesh on the fence. Their movements were recorded by one of the surveillance cameras.
The video with the burning plane was published in the Legion of Freedom of Russia channel. This is an association of Russian military who are fighting on the side of Ukraine. The founder of the battalion is allegedly a former State Duma deputy, and now blogger Ilya Ponomarev. Allegedly - since the fact of the existence of the "Legion" has not yet been confirmed.
“On the morning of May 8, 2023, in Novosibirsk, on the territory of the Sukhoi aviation plant, unknown partisans destroyed a Su-24 combat aircraft. The aircraft was on the site of aviation equipment intended for repair and modernization. As we were informed, the plane successfully burned down. He will no longer need repairs, ”the description of the video said.
After that, a “refutation” of the video was published on the channel of the Kremlin’s “War on Fake” project. The authors of the post claimed that this was a fake, since the plant is carefully guarded and “it’s hard to imagine that outsiders could freely move around it, not to mention setting something on fire while filming it.” After that, according to Astra, the FSB officers went to the aircraft factory and saw that the video was not a fake.