Ukrainian fighters have shot down a Russian Su-24M bomber near Serpent (Zmiyinyy) Island, Ukrainian Air Force Commander Mykola Oleshchuk has said.
According to him, the Su-24M under the cover of a Su-30SM fighter tried to launch a missile and bomb attack on the south of Odesa Region.
"Thanks to the successful operation of the Air Command South, a Ukrainian anti-aircraft missile unit sent the Russian Su after the Russian warship," Oleshchuk added.
How many aircraft has Russia lost in the war against Ukraine?
According to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as of 5 December, Russia has already lost 323 aircraft and 324 helicopters.
By the way, another Russian Su-24M bomber was shot down by Ukrainian defenders near Bakhmut last March.