As a result of an unsuccessful attempt by the APU land troops one of the best pilots of Ukraine, Colonel, died on Snake Island in the Black Sea Igor Bedzai. This is reported by Ukrainian sources.
The officer is the former commander of the 10th Naval Aviation Brigade of the Ukrainian Navy. It is armed with helicopters of various modifications. Under the leadership of the colonel, the brigade became the only Ukrainian unit that managed to independently withdraw the remnants of its serviceable aviation equipment from the Crimea near Nikolaev.
It is assumed that Bedzai was on board one of the “turntables” shot down near the island by Russian air defense forces.
Earlier it became known about the liquidation near Kharkiv of the Lieutenant Colonel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yury Savchin, who took part in the hostilities in the Donbass in 2014.