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​Ukraine Downs 3 Su-34 Fighter-Bombers in a Day, russia Lost 10 Such Aircraft in February

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The latest Su-34 aircraft downing brings the total to 10 for February, alongside other russian losses / Defense Express
The latest Su-34 aircraft downing brings the total to 10 for February, alongside other russian losses / Defense Express

The latest Su-34 aircraft downing brings the total to 10 for February, alongside other russian losses

The Ukrainian Air Force successfully neutralized another russian Su-34 fighter-bomber, as reported by the Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

“On this unique date of February 29, which only comes around every four years, it seems to have become daily routine for russians to suffer the loss of another aircraft. Minus one Su-34 aircraft on the Eastern front,” Mykola Oleshchuk noted.

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The spokesperson for the Air Force Command Colonel Yuriy Ignat stressed that the losses are occurring at a considerable distance. Although the exact range won’t be disclosed, it’s substantial enough to compel russian pilots to exercise greater caution, keeping them at a safer distance.

“Moreover, to extend the range of guided aviation bombs, russian pilots are compelled to fly closer to the target, as these bombs glide without their own propulsion. Consequently, they lose velocity during flight. Hence, to reach distant targets with these bombs, russian pilots must take greater risks, which inevitably leads to situations like today’s,” he further noted.

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