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The "Sad Fate" of russian Warship Also Befell the Su-24M, It Was Destroyed by Ukrainian Military Near Zmiinyi Island

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Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy russian Su-24M bomber / Open source illustrative photo
Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy russian Su-24M bomber / Open source illustrative photo

The Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense successfully destroyed an enemy aircraft attempting to strike the Odessa region

The Ukrainian air defense forces have destroyed a russian Su-24M frontline bomber — this was reported by the Commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk, on his official social media pages.

As noted, the Ukrainian military "hunted down" the russian aircraft near Zmiinyi (Snake) Island on December 5.

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The hostile Su-24M bomber, under the cover of the Su-30SM fighter, attempted to launch a missile and bomb attack in the southern part of Odesa Oblast.

In particular, the Resource Monitor reported at 17:40 that the enemy, using tactical aviation, is attempting to attack the Danube Delta.

However, thanks to the successful operation of the South (Pivden) Air Command, the Ukrainian anti-aircraft unit shot down the Su-24M, and it met the same fate as the russian Moskva military ship.

russia’s Black Sea flagship 'Moskva' was hit by Ukraine's Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles, Defense Express
russia’s Black Sea flagship 'Moskva' was hit by Ukraine's Neptune anti-ship cruise missiles / Photo credit: Alexey Pavlishak/Reuters

According to the statistics of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, since February 2022, the occupiers have lost 323 of their aircraft and 324 helicopters.

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