Ukrainian military shot down a Russian Su-25 attack aircraft near Bakhmut
The plane was grounded by an Igla shot from a distance of three kilometers. The Ukrainian National Guard military destroyed another Russian Su-25 attack aircraft. The enemy plane was landed near Bakhmut.
This is reported by the press service of the National Guard of Ukraine.
The fighters note that the enemy aviation actively uses the armored subsonic attack aircraft when destroying ground targets and strikes on Ukrainian positions and settlements.
"On February 2 at 11:55 am in the southeastern outskirts of Bakhmut, the National Guard detected two enemy Su-25 aircraft at a distance of three kilometers, the target was seized by an anti-aircraft gunner of the Igla-1 air defense missile system and a launch was made. As a result of combat work one Su-25 was hit," said the commander of the anti-aircraft missile and artillery battalion of the 3rd operational brigade, call sign Partizan.
Also in the National Guard note that in the direction of Bakhmut, the occupants are partially losing combat effectiveness and air advantage and only in the past week, a Mi-24 helicopter and an Su-25 aircraft were destroyed by the squadron.