According to the 831st tactical aviation brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reported on its social media page, a Su-27 fighter jet belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down during the attack of the Russian Geran-2 unmanned aerial vehicles.
According to the brigade, Denis Kirilyuk, the pilot of the fighter jet and the commander of the squadron, died. More than 80 sorties flew.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported that Russian fighters managed to shoot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 military helicopter. This was stated in the press service of the ministry of defense.
According to the ministry, the incident occurred near the village of Kolesnikovka in the Kharkiv region.
Prior to this, it was reported that during the past day, the Russian Armed Forces conducted a special operation in the direction of Donetsk. destroyed More than 245 Ukrainian soldiers.
Currently, a special operation of the Russian Armed Forces is underway in Ukraine. The decision to run the operation became the justification for new sanctions against Russia by the United States and its allies.
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