National Guard downs Russian Su-25 near Bakhmut

3 February, 04:30 PM
Russian attack aircraft Su-25 (Photo:Vitaly V. Kuzmin/Wikipedia)

Russian attack aircraft Su-25 (Photo:Vitaly V. Kuzmin/Wikipedia)

A Ukrainian National Guardsman downed a Russian Su-25 aircraft near Bakhmut in Donetsk Oblast with the help of a 9K38 Igla man-portable air-defence system (MANPAD), the National Guard's press office reported on Facebook on Feb. 3.

On Feb. 2 at 11:55 a.m. two Russian Su-25 aircraft were spotted 3 km away to the north-east of Bakhmut. The Guardsman, armed with a 9K38 Igla MANPAD, overtook them and carried out an interception. One of the Su-25s was downed as a result, the National Guard said.

Russians heavily rely on Su-25 subsonic jet aircraft in their attacks on Ukrainian troops' positions and settlements, the National Guard noted.

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