Russia’s Su-24M bomber downed near Snake Island

Russia’s Su-24M bomber downed near Snake Island

Ukrainian anti-aircraft gunners have shot down Russia’s Su-24M tactical bomber near Snake [Zmiinyi] Island.

The relevant statement was made by Commander of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleshchuk on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“I am pleased to inform you that Russia’s Su-24M bomber, which attempted to launch a missile and air strike on the south of the Odesa region under the cover of the Su-30SM fighter, was destroyed near Snake Island,” Oleshchuk wrote.

As a result of the successful operation of the South Air Command, Russia’s Su-24M bomber “followed the Russian warship”, Oleshchuk added.

A reminder that, between February 24, 2022 and December 5, 2023, Russia’s total combat losses in Ukraine reached about 333,840 troops.

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