Ukraine’s army downs 100th Russian warplane

23 March, 01:05 PM
A downed Russian plane (Photo:Ukrainian Navy)

A downed Russian plane (Photo:Ukrainian Navy)

Ukraine’s air force destroyed 17 enemy warplanes on March 22, bringing the total number of Russian jets downed in Ukraine to 100, the Ukrainian Air Force Command has said.

One of the warplanes was shot down over the besieged city of Mariupol, Ukrainian forces reported. 

“On March 22, air defenses downed the 100th warplane of the Russian invaders, and inflicted other significant losses on the enemy in the air,” a video clip posted by Air Force Command on Facebook reads. 

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“It is symbolic that the milestone of 100 invader aircraft was reached by the heroic defenders of the hero city of Mariupol," the clip goes on. 

In particular, on March 22, the invaders lost: 

 Aircraft: 6;

 Helicopters: 1;

 Task force UAVs: 5;

 Cruise missiles: 5.

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