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​Ukraine’s Air Force Shot Down Another russian Su-34: Currently No Enemy Aircraft Is Observed Near Frontline

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Su-34 fighter-bomber / Open source illustrative photo
Su-34 fighter-bomber / Open source illustrative photo

Over the past few days, a dozen or so enemy planes have already been shot down. 10 of them are Su-34 fighter-bombers

On Saturday, March 2, thanks to the skill of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the enemy suffered another loss in tactical aviation - another Su-34 strike aircraft was destroyed. This plane was shot down in the Eastern sector.

At the same time, this actually happened in the public sphere online, because the Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Mykola Oleschuk reported at 5:08 p.m. (EET) about the combat use of surface-to-air missiles against two enemy aircraft - the Su-34 fighter-bomber and the Su-35 multi-role fighter. And in a little less than two hours, he announced that Ukraine’s Air Force managed to shoot down one of these planes - the Su-34.

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Also, the Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine added an image from the information system of the air situation and noted that as of 7:00 p.m. (EET) the "sky is clear" over the eastern part of Ukraine and around it, which means that no enemy aircraft are observed:

Thus, in total, over the past two weeks, 15 aircraft have already been shot down, including one A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft (NATO reporting name: Mainstay), two Su-35 multi-role fighters (NATO reporting name: Flanker-E) and ten Su-34 fighter-bombers (NATO reporting name: Fullback), and the general statistics by day are as follows:

• March 2: Su-34

• March 1: Su-34

February 29: 3xSu-34

February 27: 2xSu-34

February 23: A-50U

February 21: Su-34

February 19: Su-34, Su-35

February 18: Su-34

February 17: 2xSu-34, Su-35

Ukraine’s Air Force Shot Down Another russian Su-34: Currently No Enemy Aircraft Is Observed Near Frontline, Su-35S equipped with pairs of R-73, R-27 and R-77 air-to-air missiles, Defense Express
Su-35S multi-role fighter equipped with pairs of R-73, R-27 and R-77 air-to-air missiles / Open source illustrative photo
Ukraine’s Air Force Shot Down Another russian Su-34: Currently No Enemy Aircraft Is Observed Near Frontline russian A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft, Defense Express
russian A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft / Open source illustrative photo

It should be noted that 10 Su-34 front-line bombers are approximately 10% of their number in the so-called "russian Aerospace Forces" as of 2021. At the same time, although the russians produce these planes, their losses during the russia- Ukraine war are much higher than the rate of production.

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