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Ukrainian war: Russia reportedly shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet in the Mykolaiv region


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Russia claimed on Thursday (June 2nd) that its military shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet in the Mykolaiv region, Reuters news agency reported citing the Defense Ministry.

The report also added that in a memoir, the official also said that Moscow struck command points of Ukrainian forces near Kharkiv. However, this news has not been independently confirmed by the news agency.

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Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, quoted by Reuters, said: “A Ukrainian Air Force Su-25 plane was shot down in the Kobzartsi area of ​​the Mykolaiv region” .

“Operational and tactical aviation, army and unmanned aviation hit three command posts, 69 staging areas where military personnel and equipment are concentrated, a radar station and two armed forces ammunition depots Ukrainian communities near Raihorodok and Mykolaivka in the (self-proclaimed) Donetsk People’s Republic,” he added.

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The ministry also released a video in which a fighter jet can be taken off from an unidentified location. In the clip, there is no mention of the date and location where the video was taken.

In the latest development, Russian forces hammered the last Ukrainian defenses holding a strategic city in the Donbass region on Thursday (June 2).

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s troops have been aiming to capture eastern Ukraine since Ukrainian forces prevented them from seizing Kyiv after the Russian invasion began on February 24.

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