In the early days of the war, russian propaganda stated that during the invasion, Russia launched missile attacks on strategic military facilities throughout Ukraine and destroyed all of the country's aviation. Leading russian political shows positively reported that the Ukrainian army now has practically no planes and helicopters. Fortunately, like almost all information in the russian media, this turned out to be a lie. It soon became clear that Ukrainian pilots were successfully carrying out combat missions to destroy the enemy. And in April, two supposedly Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters entered Russian airspace at extremely low altitudes and attacked an oil storage facility in Belgorod. russian air defense did not even notice them.
Russian aggression and the annexation of Crimea took place in 2014, and since that moment, Ukrainian helicopter and fighter pilots have been intensively trained to improve their skills and efficiency. Ukraine did not spare aviation fuel - only real flight practice! And we can see the result now in telephone messengers and news channels. Let's look at the moments of work of our defenders.
In this video, the Mi-8 helicopter leaves the attack zone after the destruction of Russian military vehicles.
Ukrainian helicopter and fighter pilots are trying to fly at extremely low altitudes so that they are not noticed by enemy radars. This is also dangerous, as they can hit power lines and trees. There is no doubt that this is true craftsmanship. In the video below, the Mi-24 helicopter.
This video shows several helicopters of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
The video shows the process of picking up Ukrainian soldiers by a military transport helicopter.
Video from the cockpit of a MIG-29 fighter jet of the Ukrainian Air Force.
Several Su-24M fighters of the Ukrainian Air Force are flying to perform combat missions.
The weather deteriorates, and autumn rains begin, but the Ukrainian army defends the homeland 24/7.
At the same time, the Ukrainian military is successfully destroying Russian helicopters and planes. News about it appears almost every day. On October 26, a unit of the Odessa Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade destroyed a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter.
According to Ukrainian intelligence, a powerful explosion occurred at an air base in the Pskov region on the night of October 31. Two Russian Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopters have been completely destroyed. Two more are heavily damaged. Perhaps this was done with the participation of Ukrainian sabotage groups - the information needs to be clarified.
A Russian Mi-8 helicopter near the village of Berestovoe in the Bakhmut region was destroyed by the Ukrainian military.
The helicopter was carrying representatives of the private military company "Wagner".
“Russia lost twice as many aircraft in the war in Ukraine as the Soviet Union did in 10 years of war in Afghanistan. 278 Russian aircraft in Ukraine versus 118 Soviet aircraft in Afghanistan. This war is the same shame for Russia and will cause its destruction!” - said the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny.