Four Russian aircraft, including 2 Mi-8 transport helicopters, 1 fighter, one Su-34 bomber and 1 Su-35 air defense fighter They were shot down over the Bryansk region by Russian forces themselves this Saturday. Thus marking one of the worst days of combat for the Kremlin troops.
According to information published by the Belarusian media Nextthe two Mi-8 helicopters and the two Su-34 and Su-35 fighters, who were returning from a “combat mission”.
there were no survivors of the crew of the four aernovaes that were shot down by the Bryansk air defense system, Russian media reported.
Video that have circulated on different platforms show the accident of the second Russian combat plane, the Su-35, which was found in the town of Shkryabinoregion of Bryansk.
The second video shows the crash site of the downed Russian fighter jet.
Ukrainian forces have been gaining ground in the midst of the war in recent days. This Friday they announced that their troops recovered part of the territory around the besieged Bakhmut cityin the eastern region of Donetskand which has been the epicenter of fighting with Russia for months.
“The enemy has suffered heavy human losses. Our defense forces advanced two kilometers near Bakhmut. We have not lost any position in Bakhmut this week,” said Deputy Defense Minister Hanna Malyarin a statement on social media.
In her message, Vice Minister accused Russia of “praising itself and making up stories about our military command”.
“At the same time, the enemy gives false information about the lack of weapons, with which he probably wants to justify the real situation” in Bakhmut, Malyar added in reference to the comments of the head of the Wagner mercenary group, Yevgeny Prigozhinon the lack of ammunition that would explain the evolution of the situation in Bakhmut.
These claims come after another senior Ukrainian military official said this week that Russian forces had withdrawn from some areas near Bakhmut after the kyiv counterattack.
However, Russia denied that Ukraine has made any progress in the city, saying reports of territorial losses “do not correspond to reality.”
He Institute for the Study of Warbased in the United States, indicated that kyiv “had probably managed to break through some Russian lines in localized counterattacks near Bakhmut.”
This Thursday, the Ukrainian armed forces they hit 11 checkpoints of the Russian army in the occupied territories, where they also reached 19 concentration points of Russian troops, a ammunition depot and another for fuel and lubricants, as reported this Friday by the kyiv General Staff.
During the last 24 hours, Ukrainian forces have also struck 9 Russian artillery positions and an air defense infrastructure. Ukraine also destroyed nine Russian dronesaccording to the military report.
The official daily balance of the Russian army continues without confirming or denying the successful counter-offensives of the Ukrainian forces in the city of Bakhmut (east), where Ukraine would be gaining ground after many months, according to Russian and Ukrainian military sources.
kyiv is focusing its efforts in recent weeks on destroy Russian logistics and supply infrastructure behind the front, both in the tactical zone closest to the line of contact and in the call operational zone within Russia itself.
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