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​Ukrainian Air Force Downs Third Su-34 Bomber in Eastern Direction

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Illustrative photo / Photo credit: U.S. DOD
Illustrative photo / Photo credit: U.S. DOD

Moreover, Ukrainian Air Defense Forces intercept multiple russian missiles and drones

The Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine successfully neutralized another Su-34 bomber belonging to the russian occupation forces in the Eastern direction, around 6:00 am, February 18, as reported by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

This marks the third Su-34 shot down by Ukrainian military in this particular direction within less than a day, bringing the total number of destroyed russian aircraft to four. Just yesterday, russian Su-34 and Su-35 fighters were reported shot down, all of them targeted over 70 km away from the front line.

Read more: ​Two Su-34 and a Su-35 Down At Once: Ukrainian Air Defense Destroys russian Aircraft

Furthermore, during the night of February 18, the russians conducted another terrorist missile and drone attack, utilizing an array of long-range weaponry. A total of 14 Shahed-type drones, 6 S-300 surface-to-air missiles, 3 Kh-22 cruise missiles and one Kh-59 missile were deployed.

Out of these, 12 drones and one Kh-59 missile were successfully intercepted and destroyed by air defense forces stationed across the Chernihiv, Sumy, Poltava, Kirovohrad and Dnipropetrovsk regions.

Read more: How Dangerously Close a Patriot Must be to Shoot Down a russian A-50 Over the Sea of Azov