Within hours: Ukraine apparently shoots down two more Russian “Alligator” helicopters

Within hours: Ukraine apparently shoots down two more Russian

According to their own statements, the Ukrainian armed forces on Thursday morning two Russian Ka-52 “Alligator” attack helicopters shot down. One of the helicopters was destroyed near Bakhmut, the other near Robotyne.

According to the Oryx blog, which lists casualties on both sides using photo and video verification, since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression 41 Russian Ka-52 combat helicopters have already been destroyed, damaged or captured been. In total, the losses among Russian helicopters amounted to 102 pieces.

The first “alligator” should around six o’clock in the morning near the embattled town of Bakhmut The spokesman for the Air Force, Yuriy Ignat, announced on Ukrainian television that the aircraft had been shot down in the Ukrainian region of Donetsk, writes the Ukrainian news portal “Pravda”.

He thus confirmed a message from the commander of the Ukrainian Air Force, Mykola Oleshuk. On his Telegram channel he wrote in the morning: “Minus a Russian Ka-52 this morning in the direction of Bakhmut! Many thanks to the air defense unit of the Air Force for the successful combat work!”

“Alligator” fleet apparently severely depleted

The second “alligator” was near the front at Robotyne in the Zaporizhia region shot down, writes the 47th mechanized brigade of Ukraine on Facebook. The attack helicopter was discovered around 7:40 a.m. by a firing squad from an anti-aircraft missile and artillery division.

Then the helicopter destroyed by a man-portable anti-aircraft system (MANPAD). been. It is unclear whether the helicopter crews survived the attacks. The brigade boasts that this is the eighth “alligator” shot down by the unit.

The “Alligator” is actually considered one of the best combat helicopters in the world. Before the start of the war of aggression, Russia is said to have had 130 of them. Do the figures of the Oryx blog have the Russian armed forces already lost about a third of the fleet.

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