NewsUkrainian brigade downs fourth Russian Su-25 in two weeks

Ukrainian brigade downs fourth Russian Su‑25 in two weeks

Su-25 aircraft. Illustrative photo
Su-25 aircraft. Illustrative photo
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7:31 AM EDT, May 19, 2024

The Ukrainian army reported on Saturday about the shooting down of a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft in Donetsk Oblast. The aircraft was downed by the air defense of the 110th Separate Mechanized Brigade named after General Mark Bezruchko.

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"An enemy Su-25 has fallen again! Now its remnants lie at one of the airports in Donetsk," wrote the brigade on Facebook.

"Air defense soldiers of the 110th Brigade continue to impose fiery penalties on Moscow pilots for illegally crossing the border," it added.

"Our sky will become a hell for the occupation pilots. Our brigade will become their nightmare," it was emphasized in the post.

This is the fourth Russian Su-25 aircraft shot down by the fighters of this brigade in the past two weeks. The previous one fell to the ground on May 13.

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On Saturday evening, Russians attacked with drones in the Mykolaiv, Sumy, and Kherson regions.

The Russians once again attempted to storm and capture the city of Chasiv Yar. Volodymyr Zelensky announced that the Defense Forces repelled the attack in Donetsk Oblast and destroyed over 20 enemy armored vehicles. He emphasized that the Russians are noticeably losing infantry and equipment in the direction of Kharkiv despite hoping for a quick attack. At the same time, he said he expects Russia to launch a larger offensive in the north and east of Ukraine.

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