Air defense of southern Ukraine and Black Sea coast is being strengthened - military expert Zgurets
Serhiy Zgurets, Defense Express CEO and military expert, noted that Russia's Su-24M frequently threatened coastal areas and the downing of the aircraft shows that the dynamics have changed
He said this on the Espreso TV channel.
"In his address, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the defense of Odesa is being strengthened. There have been numerous talks about the need to strengthen the defense of Odesa with anti-aircraft missile systems. Indeed, foreign-made anti-aircraft missile systems have now appeared to protect Odesa and the coast. They were probably used to destroy the Su-24M," he said.
According to him, Russia often used Su-24M to strike at the south of Ukraine, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces shot down a Russian bomber.
"The Su-24M was striking the south with long-range bombs. This was a common practice for the Russian aggressor. The destruction of the bomber is due to the fact that the dynamics of covering up the situation along the Black Sea is beginning to change," he added.
- On Tuesday, December 5, Ukrainian forces shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber over the Black Sea.