The spokesman of the joint press center of the Tavria Defense Forces, Colonel Oleksandr Shtupun, announced this on Ukrainian television.
"Regarding front-line aviation - Su-25 attack aircraft – I know they don't feel safe. Since October 10th, six Su-25s have already crashed and burned," the spokesperson stated.
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At the same time, he noted that the Su-35 and Su-34 are in relative safety because they have the ability to drop aviation bombs from a distance.
"They are in relative safety because our air defense systems cannot reach them," Shtupun said.
In addition, the enemy, unfortunately, has quite powerful logistics, he added.
"We disable their equipment only temporarily. Our intelligence, partisans, or people who sympathize with us document all of this, and we maximize the destruction of enemy equipment. In some areas, the enemy is experiencing an ammunition shortage. They attempt to compensate for this with air strikes," the spokesperson said.
Information about the destruction of the russian Su-25 aircraft was also confirmed by Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, Commander of the Tavriia Operational and Strategic Group of Forces, on Telegram.
"This is the sixth one in the Avdiivka direction since October 10 of this year," he said.
According to him, the enemy continues its attempts to surround Avdiivka, but the enemy's offensive actions in the areas of Novokalynove, Avdiivka, Opytne, and Pervomayske settlements of the Donetsk Region have been unsuccessful, with ten attacks repelled here.
At the same time, an offensive operation is ongoing in the direction of Melitopol.
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