Russia Claims its Jet Shot Down Ukrainian Su-24 During Dogfight

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Russia Claims its Jet Shot Down Ukrainian Su-24 During Dogfight
Ukraine's Su-24 jet @via local media

A Russian Air Force fighter reportedly shot down a Ukrainian Su-24 during a dogfight in the Rovno region close to the Ukrainian-Belarusian border.

"Near the Tyumen settlement of the Rovno region close to the Ukrainian-Belarusian border a Su-24 jet of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been downed during an air fight," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said at a regular press conference on Wednesday.

Konashenkov said the military destroyed ten Ukrainian drones in the settlements of Izyum, Novaya Kakhovka, Donetsk, Nikolayev, Berdyansk, Gorlovka, Lugansk and Rubezhnoye in the last 24 hours.

He added that Russian high-precision air-launched missiles destroyed large fuel depots in the Starokonstantinov and Khmelnytsky districts, from which he claimed that fuel was being supplied for Ukrainian armored vehicles in Donbass.

"The operational-tactical missile system ‘Iskander’ destroyed two large depots of rocket and artillery weapons in the village of Kamenka, Donetsk region," Konashenkov further said.

The Russian MoD spokesman added that 64 Ukrainian military facilities were ‘liquidated’ by Russian troops. "Among them are four command posts, including the headquarters of the Ukrainian special operations forces in the area of ​​​​the village of Bereznigovatoe, Mykolaiv region, three anti-aircraft missile systems - one S-300 near the town of Malin, Zhytomyr region, and two - Buk-M1 in the areas of Ugledar and Slavyansk," he stated.

He said that three Ukrainian installations of multiple launch rocket systems, two artillery batteries and 49 areas of concentration of Ukrainian military equipment and strongholds of the Ukrainian armed forces were also destroyed.

"In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 124 aircraft and 77 helicopters, 214 anti-aircraft missile systems, 321 UAVs, 1,752 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 184 multiple rocket launchers, 734 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,640 units of special military vehicles," Konashenkov said.

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