Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy two more Russian aircraft

Ukrainian Armed Forces shoot down two more Russian planes in the east on February 19 ( © RBC-Ukraine (CA)

The Ukrainian military shot down two more Russian aircraft in the east. The Ukrainian Armed Forces have managed to destroy Russian six occupiers’ planes over the past two days, according to Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk.

“Morning of February 19, 2024. Eastern direction. Minus two more occupier’s planes!” he said.

According to Oleshchuk, these are Su-24 and Su-35S fighters.

Syrskyi’s reaction

A little later, the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Oleksandr Syrskyi, clarified that these aircraft were carrying out guided missile strikes on the positions of Ukrainian forces.

“This morning, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed two Russian aircraft that were launching guided missiles at the positions of our troops. One Su-34 fighter-bomber and one Su-35S fighter,” he noted.

Russian aircraft destruction

Before that, the Ukrainian military had shot down four Russian aircraft. For example, on February 18, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed a Russian Su-34 fighter bomber in the east.

On February 17, the Ukrainian Air Force destroyed three Russian aircraft – two Su-34 fighter-bombers and a Su-35 fighter. They were also shot down on the eastern front.

Source: RBC News