Ukraine’s air defense system destroyed about 15 enemy aircraft, dozens of Caliber cruise missiles, as well as Iskander operational-tactical missiles.
He reported about it spokesman for the Air Force Yuri Ignat.
According to him, the first blows of the enemy were taken by the Air Force. The main objectives of the occupiers were combat control points, radar units of the Air Force, anti-aircraft missile forces and military airfields. And control points, radar units of the Air Force, anti-aircraft missile forces and military airfields. The air defense system of the state withstood the first blows of the enemy.
“The Air Force aircraft successfully escaped the enemy’s blow and inflicted devastating losses on the enemy during the day, “he said.
A spokesman for the Air Force also said that in the evening of February 24 in the area of the Gostomel airfield, the Russian occupiers were repeatedly attacked by the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The enemy landed a Russian landing party from several dozen combat helicopters to capture a bridgehead near the capital.
“Su-24M bombers, Su-24MR scouts and Su-25 attack aircraft fired powerful rocket and bomb strikes at them several times,” said Yuriy Ignat.
Also, according to him, in the air battle with the Ukrainian Su-27, the Russians lost two Su-30 SM fighters.
“Unfortunately, the Air Force has suffered painful losses. We express our condolences to the family and friends of Ukrainian defenders who gave their lives in the fight against the insidious Russian occupier. But we have resisted and continue to fight for our freedom, for our land, for our people! Glory to Ukraine! Glory to the fallen heroes! Death to the occupiers! ”The officer summed up.
According to the General Staff, the estimated losses of the enemy were: tanks – more than 30 units, armored combat vehicles – up to 130 units, aircraft – 7, helicopters – 6.