Ukraine Claims Fourth Russian Su-34 Shot Down in Two Days

At approximately 1400 EST, Ukrainian sources reported that a Russian air attack was underway against Odessa. By 1415 EST, Ukrainian military bloggers claimed that a Russian Su-30 had been shot down  in the attack. Commander of the Air Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Lieutenant General Mykola Oleschuk, announced at 1500 EST that the Su-30 report had not been verified, but that an additional Su-34 had been destroyed near Mariupol. This shootdown would be there fourth Su-34 fighter bomber downed in two days after U.S. supplied PATRIOT surface-to-air missile systems shot down a flight of three Su-34s above Kherson Oblast on December 22nd.

His announcement reads below:

“We repulse another attack of the “Shaheeds”. Stay in cover!

In the Odesa direction, there was combat work on the Russian Su-30 in the Black Sea – we are studying the materials of objective control in order to know for sure whether the target was hit or not.

But… it has been confirmed that our anti-aircraft missile system hit the Su-34 fighter-bomber in the direction of Mariupol! He did not return to the airport.

“Eternal flight, brothers!””

United States Military Academy and American Military University Alumni. Victor covers flash military, intelligence, and geo-political updates.


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