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Ukrainian, American pilots open monument to fellow servicemen who died during drills in Ukraine in 2018

Source : 112 Ukraine

Seth Nehring and Ivan Petrenko perished while piloting Su-27 fighter jet of Ukraine's Air Force; the tragedy occurred on October 16, 2018, during the Clear Sky 2018 drills held in central Ukraine's Vinnytsia region
14:17, 16 October 2019

Monument to pilots who deceased during Clear Sky 2018 drills
Facebook/U.S. Embassy in Kyiv

Officers of Ukrainian and U.S. Air Forces held a memorial ceremony and opened the monument to their late fellows Seth Nehring and Ivan Petrenko.

These airmen lost their lives in the accident that happened during the Clear Sky 2018 drills. The pilots were killed in the crash of Su-27 fighter jet of Ukraine's Air Force that occurred on October 16, 2018.

Related: Su-27 fighter crashes in Ukraine's Vinnytsia region during Clear Sky drills

"U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Ryan Quinn and U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Brandon Hill joined our Ukrainian partners in solemnly dedicating a memorial to honor the American and Ukrainian pilots who tragically lost their lives in a plane crash during the 2018 Clear Sky exercise. We strive to honor these individuals, who sacrificed their lives in pursuit of peace and security, through our continuing, strong U.S.-Ukraine partnership", reads the statement on the Facebook page of the U.S.

Related: "Clear Sky" drills stopped due to crash of Su-27

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