Sharp-shooting Ukrainian air defenses bag two enemy warplanes and a drone in quick succession

13 September, 11:01 PM
Defenders of Ukraine shot down Russian Su-24 and Su-25 (photo from August 13) (Photo:Joint Forces Task Force via Facebook)

Defenders of Ukraine shot down Russian Su-24 and Su-25 (photo from August 13) (Photo:Joint Forces Task Force via Facebook)

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine shot down two Russian military aircraft within the space on only two hours on Sept. 13, the press service of the Air Force Command reported on Facebook.

It said Ukrainian defenders shot down one enemy drone and two planes from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

In particular, fighters of Odesa’s 160th anti-aircraft missile brigade of the Air Command South destroyed a Russian Su-24 attack aircraft jet in Kherson Oblast.

At the same time, anti-aircraft gunners of Shepetivka’s 11th anti-aircraft missile regiment of the Air Command West shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in Donetsk Oblast.

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According to Ukraine’s General Staff, since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russia has already lost 244 planes, 213 helicopters, 904 drones, and 233 cruise missiles.

Yuriy Ihnat, the spokesman of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, said in late August that Russian military aircraft had not entered the zone of damage of Ukraine’s air defense systems for more than three months.

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