Russian Ministry of Defense announced that they shot down another Su-25 fighter jet out of 14 Su-25 attack aircraft received from Eastern European partners.
On May 6 it was reported that Ukraine received 14 Su-25 attack aircraft from Eastern European partners. But as soon Ukraine received these aircraft Russia start hunting them already shot down tow of them.
Spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov said that they shot down a large arsenal in Ukraine’s Dnipro region in Krivy Rih and a Su-25 fighter jet near Novogrigorovka.
“Russian air and space forces destroyed a large arsenal of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, located in the warehouse area of one of the enterprises in Krivy Rih, in the Dnipro region, with long-range high-precision missiles,” said Russian MOD.
Three command centers, 25 military areas and 2 artillery batteries were hit by air-launched high-precision missiles in one day, Konashenkov also noted that the Osa-AKM air defense missile system near the Nikolayevka settlement in Donetsk, the radio station in the Boguslavka settlement in the Kharkiv region, the Krasnogorovka in the Donetsk region. reported that 5 ammunition depots were destroyed in the settlement of Pokrovskoye, the settlement of Severedonetsk in the Luhansk region and the settlement of Bezrukov in the Kharkiv region.
Russian special operations on Ukrainian territory are developing steadily. According to reports the first Su-25 was shot down in the Novogrigorovka, the second in Bavinkovo in the Kharkiv region. Netizens are curious that all Ukrainian planes are one-offs. It won’t last long, where did the pilots come from?
Stating that the Russian air combat tactical units hit 2 command centers and 53 military areas, Konashenkov stated that as a result of these attacks, more than 300 Ukrainian nationalist forces and 50 military technical vehicles were neutralized.
Saying that Russian air defense missile systems shot down 1 Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet in the air near the Novogrigorovka settlement in the Dnipro region, Konashenkov stated that they shot down 4 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in Kharkiv, Dnipro and Donetsk regions.
Noting that the missile and artillery units have set fire to 62 command centers, 596 military areas, 52 artillery batteries and the positions of the Ukrainian nationalist forces, Konashenkov said, “To date, 183 aircraft, 128 helicopters, 1049 unmanned aerial vehicles, 325 air defense missile systems belonging to Ukraine, 3 thousand 309 tanks and armored vehicles, 447 multi-barrel rocket launchers, 1722 howitzers and mortars, 3 thousand 270 special military vehicles were destroyed he said.
In a short period of time, Ukraine received tons of military equipment from different countries. It is worth noting that there was no such coordination and command center three months ago, and the Americans and the British were working separately. But when military aid starts to run into the billions, the process will have to be adjusted. The military of the UK’s 104th Logistics Brigade created a software system codenamed Ukraine, similar to a large free distribution website , where Ukrainians could post requests for arms supplies and countries could collect the necessary weapons. By early April, the U.S. and U.K. efforts were combined.
Since then, work has become more complex as Ukrainian needs have expanded, from small arms and ATGM such as the Javelin anti-tank missile and the Stinger man-portable air defense system, to aircraft, tanks, and artillery.
Training also requires coordination. Some countries send Ukrainians to exercises in Eastern Europe and send them back, while others, like Canada, train Ukrainians to use U.S.-supplied artillery and help acquire weapons. Meanwhile, Eastern European field teams linked to European Command helped dismantle Soviet Su-25 attack aircraft and Mi-17 multirole helicopters so they could be smuggled into Ukraine unnoticed.
According to the report, Ukraine received 14 Su-25 attack aircraft and 14 combat helicopters: Mi-24V (8) and Mi-35 (6) from Eastern European countries, possibly from the Czech Republic.