Russian military shot down Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter

Russian air defense systems shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force, reported The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the daily report.

In addition, air defense systems intercepted five operational-tactical missiles and four American GLSDB guided bombs.

In total, the Armed Forces (AF) of the Russian Federation hit military equipment and personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in 117 regions, repelled 22 enemy attacks and destroyed 34 Ukrainian drones.

The Russian military destroyed the American AN/TPQ-36 counter-battery radar station, the M109 Paladin howitzer, two Polish Krab self-propelled guns, as well as several Msta-B howitzers and other weapons. In addition, the Russian Armed Forces hit a field ammunition depot of the 3rd assault brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

October 16 Ministry of Defense reportedthat in one day Russian air defense systems shot down two MiG-29 fighters and one Su-25 attack aircraft of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and intercepted two missiles from the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system.

According to the Ministry of Defense, since the beginning of the special operation, a total of 251 helicopters, 491 aircraft, more than 12,700 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, almost 8,000 drones and other military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces have been destroyed.

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