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Number of Russian airstrikes halves after downings of Su-34 jets — Tavria troop grouping

5 March, 2024 Tuesday
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Dmytro Lykhoviy, spokesman for the joint press center of the Tavria troop grouping, said that Russian infantry in the ground offensive has less air support

He shared the information on Espreso TV.

"If you track the general trends, you can correlate it with the number of Russian air attacks, and this shows a positive shift. That is, over the past day, the enemy conducted 1,175 attacks and 144 strikes with 'kamikaze' drones, which have emerged as a significant supplementary means of destruction alongside artillery, as well as 26 air strikes. If we look at the statistics of air strikes, we can state that as a consequence of our Air Force downing Russian aircraft, particularly the Su-34, behind the demarcation line in the territory controlled by the enemy using air defense systems, the number of Russian air strikes has halved over the past two to three weeks," emphasized Lykhoviy.

According to the spokesperson, in mid-February Russia was conducting 50-70 air strikes per day, but recent reports indicate a decrease, with the past few days seeing only 15-20 air strikes.

"This means that the Russians are using fewer guided aerial bombs, which means that their infantry in the ground offensive has less air support. That is, Russian assault operations are less effective," noted Lykhoviy.

  • In recent days, there has been a significant surge in the number of Russian aircraft shot down by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Experts attribute this increase to the fact that Russian aircraft are compelled to fly closer to the front line. Additionally, the destruction of an A-50U long-range radar tracking aircraft on Friday, February 23, has left the Russian forces even more "blind" in the sky.

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