Alen Dudnik

Who is Alen Dudnik and how he shot down the Russian Su-25 plane

Alen Dudnik is a Ukrainian soldier, a fighter of the 93rd separate mechanized brigade “Kholodny Yar”.

He has a Facebook page and also an Instagram page.


Alen Dudnik is 28 years old.

The place of birth was indicated in the city of Dnipro, Ukraine (formerly Dnipropetrovsk).

His mother named him after her favorite actor, the Frenchman Alain Delon.

In March 2014, he became a soldier in the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

He received an education as a specialist in air defense systems.

In 2016, he was stationed with his brigade near the city of Bakhmut.

Got married.

In 2018, his son was born.

That same year, Alen Dudnik went to work at the military registration and enlistment office.

In 2021 I went to work in the Czech Republic.

In 2022, when Russia launched a large-scale invasion, Dudnik returned to Ukraine and went to fight in the 93rd mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces “Kholodny Yar”.

Received the rank of sergeant.

In September 2022, in Soledar he received a severe contusion and concussion.

Alen Dudnik
Alen Dudnik. Photo Source:

How Alen Dudnik shot down a Russian plane

In March 2023, Alen Dudnik, taking a position on the 7th floor of a residential building in Bakhmut, managed to shoot down a Russian Su-25 aircraft with the Igla-1 portable anti-aircraft missile system.

At that moment, a film crew from a Ukrainian TV channel was next to him, but they were unable to film this moment.

“Dudnik was congratulated by the commanders and celebrated on television. But there was no video evidence of him firing the missile that brought down the plane, so he received a reward of just over $3,000,” writes The Wall Street Journal.

As of February 2024, Dudnik and his unit were holding the defense in the village of Klishchiivka in the Donetsk region.

It is noted that Dudnik, at 28 years old, has heart and back problems, as well as the consequences of several concussions.

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