The relevant statement was made by the Air Force Command of the Armed Forces of Ukraine on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“The 21st of April was a fruitful day for the Ukrainian anti-aircraft defense units, as they destroyed 15 enemy air targets, including nine Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The anti-aircraft missile units of the Land Forces shot down six Orlan-10 UAVs. Two Orlan-10 UAVs were hit by the Air Assault Forces with man-portable air-defense systems, and one more was downed by the anti-aircraft missile units of the Air Force,” the report states.
Meanwhile, in the Izium direction, the anti-aircraft missile units of the East Air Command destroyed two Russian planes. According to the preliminary data, they were Su-34 and Su-35.
The Air Assault Forces also shot down Russia’s Su-25 aircraft and Mi-8 helicopter. One more Mi-8 helicopter was destroyed by the Ukrainian marines.
In addition, the National Guard of Ukraine reported on shooting down Russia’s Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ helicopter.