The Russian Federation recently lost four aircraft in the war with Ukraine. 2 jets, a Su-34 bomber (Fullback – NATO classification) and Su-35 (Flanker-Е+) fighter flew from the Bryansk region, Russia. Also, the aggressor country raised 2 Mi-8 (Hip) helicopters into the sky. This group flew out to perform a military mission – an attack on the Chernihiv region, Ukraine. However, all the "birds" landed 25-40 km from the border with Ukraine. The reason for the fall was the counter-operation of the Ukrainian air force, during which they defended the sky above their country. Four Russian military aircraft flew in a deadly ambush by the Ukrainian armed forces.
There were 9 Russian Federation soldiers on 4 aircraft, all dead. 6 Russian border guards were also injured in the crash. The number of destroyed aircraft killed and wounded on one day of the military in the Russian Federation territory is considered a record. The Kremlin suffered such losses for the first time since 1940.
Experts believe that missiles shot down the aircraft and helicopters. It is reported that the Ukrainian army recently installed AIM-120 AMRAAM missiles on the fighters. The range of these missiles can go up to 180 km, depending on the modification. They were obtained last year for NASAMS air defence systems. Colonel Roman Svitan of the Ukrainian armed forces reported this.