As Russia’s war goes on, the Ukrainian Armed Forces are achieving more impressive results in fighting off Russia’s heavily armed invasion force. The latest success came on May 21, when Ukrainian aircraft destroyed at least 12 Russian targets. The list of destroyed equipment includes two extremely destructive Solntsepek artillery systems.
Russian army deployed Solntsepek during its operations in Syria. These are weapons for heavy shelling aimed at creating mass destruction.
The press service of Ukrainian Air Force also said that Russian forces have continued to attack Ukrainian territory with Kalibr cruise missiles fired from Russian warships stationed in the Black Sea.
Ukrainian air defense forces were able to shoot down two of those missiles in the sky, while another one was destroyed by air defense system in Vinnytsya Oblast.
In the East, air defense system of Ukrainian Infantry destroyed an Orlan-10, a Russian reconnaissance drone. According to Ukraine’s General Staff, since the beginning of the war Russia has lost 204 military planes, 169 helicopters, 462 drones and 104 cruise missiles.
Prior to the war, the Ukrainian Air Force was considered to be the weakest part of the Ukrainian army, but the ongoing war has shown this to have been wrong.
Meanwhile, Russian Air Force was supposed to be a major destruction force, but its aircraft operations near Kyiv have failed to achieve substantial results.
However, Russian aircraft were able to bomb the city of Chernihiv in north-eastern Ukraine, causing heavy damage to buildings and numerous civilian casualties.