Russia Loses Another Crocodile Helicopter and Drones in Counterstrike: Ukraine

The Ukrainian Air Force said its anti-aircraft missile units destroyed an anti-aircraft missile The second Russian helicopter Ka-52 “Alligator” Within five days plus several other planes.

On Sunday, as reported by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Described in a Facebook post As a “bombing” of ten air strikes on various Russian sites, seven UAVs of the tactical operational level and two Kalibr cruise missiles were destroyed, as well as the Alligator. The attack mirrors an offensive carried out by Ukrainian forces on August 16, which included the same amount of air strikes that downed a crocodile and three Russian drones in the Zaporizhzhya and Donetsk regions.

Air strikes continue to be carried out by both sides. in Facebook UpdateThe General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces said that Russia carried out air strikes near the Mala Tokmachka and Olhevsky regions in the direction of Zaporizhzhya. And in the direction south of Buh, air raids were carried out near the Zarychen, Bela Krinitsya and Andreyevka regions.

“Rocket, artillery and aviation units continue to successfully carry out firing missions in the designated directions,” the Ukrainian forces wrote. “The enemy suffers from an acute shortage of trained and motivated reinforcements for units that systematically incur losses.”

Above, a military ‘Alligator’ helicopter is seen on display during the opening day of the MAKS-2021 International Aerospace Salon in Zhukovsky outside Moscow on July 20, 2021. Ukrainian forces say they have captured a second Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter within six days .
Photo by DIMITAR DILKOFF/AFP via Getty Images

HIMAR missiles supplied by the United States are still fruitful to the Ukrainian forces, such as A New report Monday He said the Ukrainian armed forces had successfully attacked a base of the pro-Russian separatist group in Donetsk that had been in existence since Russia first annexed Crimea in 2014.

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Serhiy Gaidai, head of the Luhansk Regional Military Administration, announced that the base of the Byatnachka battalion was set on fire on Monday.

Gaidai wrote in one of his articles: “At the moment, in the suburbs of Donetsk, either someone carelessly smoked, or it was” stones from heaven. ” Facebook Mail. “The base of the famous” Pyatnashka “, an international gang that fought in the Luhansk region, is on fire. A group of 200 and 300. Destroyed modern equipment. There will be more.”

Referring to “200 and 300” is slang where “200” refers to coffins – or soldiers killed in battle – and “300” refers to the wounded.

Up in the air Drone attack The headquarters of the Russian Navy was hit in the Black Sea on Saturday, in an incident that Russian officials said caused no casualties.

But as journalist Christo Grosev said in Tweet Smoke emerges from the building, “With or without casualties (as Russia says), a direct drone attack into the heart of the Russian Navy in the Black Sea is bound to be an embarrassment.”

NEWSWEEK I contacted the Ukrainian and Russian defense ministries for comment.

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