​Ten Airstrikes on russian Positions Over the Day: Ukrainian Aviation Continues to Decimate Enemy Equipment

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The view from a Ukrainian aircraft during a mission / Photo credit: Joint Forces Task Force
The view from a Ukrainian aircraft during a mission / Photo credit: Joint Forces Task Force

Ukrainian attack aircraft goes wild feeling more confident while russian air defenses suffer bad times

On August 13, Ukrainian Su-25 air support aircraft and Su-24M bombers, covered by figter jets, launched ten group airstrikes on russian positions in multiple operational directions, the Air Force Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces reports.

The strikes hit russian military strongholds of platoon and company levels, tank columns, MLRS artillery, crossings and clusters of manpower and equipment.

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The Command confirmed 15 russian combat vehicles and "dozens" of personnel eliminated as result of these strikes.

Ukrainian Su-25 jets / Photo credit: Kostiantyn Liberov for Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Such reports seem to have been appearing more often since a similar massive attack was launched about two weeks ago. The reason might be that Ukrainian pilots are starting to feel more confident since Ukrainian artillery targeted russian air defenses.

The other important factor is the supply of AGM-88 HARM anti-radar missiles that are already used to blind russian anti-aircraft systems.

At the same time, russian Tu-160 and Tu-22M3 strategic bombers haven't launched any strikes on Ukraine for the past two weeks. Ukrainian intelligence says the pilots refuse to participate in operations realizing the accountability they take when attacking civilian objects.

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