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General Staff: Ukraine shoots down another Russian Su-25 aircraft

by Kate Tsurkan June 7, 2023 10:32 AM 1 min read
A part of destroyed Su-25 Russian military aircraft is displayed at the National Museum of Military History of Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine 8 May, 2022. (Photo: STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
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The General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces reported on June 7 that another Russian Su-25 jet aircraft had been downed in the past 24 hours.

The Su-25 is meant to provide close air support for Russian troops on the ground.

The General Staff did not specify where Ukrainian forces shot down the Soviet-era aircraft, unlike its update on April 7, when it announced that a Su-25 had been shot down near Maryinka in Donetsk Oblast.

Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, Ukrainian forces have successfully taken out 314 Russian aircraft, along with 299 helicopters, according to the General Staff.

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