Ukrainian military shot down Su-34 over Luhansk region: General Staff reveals details
The Ukrainian military shot down a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber over the Luhansk region . These aircraft are actively used by the occupiers to launch missile and bomb attacks on Ukraine.
Andriy Kovalev , spokesman for the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, provided details about the destruction of the enemy Su-34 during a telethon on Tuesday, January 30. According to him, the fighter-bomber was shot down by the Defense Forces on Monday, January 29.
"Over the past day, the Ukrainian Defense Forces units destroyed 20 areas of concentration of Russian occupants' personnel, four air defense systems, four artillery units, and an enemy electronic warfare station. Estimated enemy losses over the past day amounted to 960 occupants, ten tanks, 29 armored personnel carriers, 31 artillery systems, air defense systems, one Su-34 aircraft in Luhansk region , 35 UAVs, 42 vehicles and five units of special equipment. Believe in the Armed Forces, we will win," the spokesman said.
In the morning report of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on the losses of the occupying army, it also mentioned the destruction of an enemy aircraft, but did not disclose details.
As of the morning of January 30, since the beginning of the full-scale war, the Defense Forces have already destroyed 332 occupiers' planes and 324 helicopters.
It is noteworthy that the day before, the Russian Defense Ministry boasted that its Su-34s had bombed the positions of Ukrainian defenders in the Liman sector with FAB-500 unguided aerial bombs.
The price of such an aircraft is about $36 million.
As OBOZ.UA reported, in early January, a Su-34 fighter-bomber burned down at the Shagol airfield in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Our sources in the Ukrainian intelligence service told us that the DIU was behind the arson operation.