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Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian Ka-52 helicopter with crew near Avdiivka

Ukrainian Armed Forces destroy Russian Ka-52 helicopter with crew near Avdiivka Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter destroyed by the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Avdiivka direction (
Author: Liliana Oleniak

The Ukrainian military destroyed a Russian Ka-52 Alligator helicopter with its crew. It was landed from a man-portable air defense system on February 7 near Avdiivka, Donetsk region, according to Brigadier General Oleksandr Tarnavskyi, commander of the Tavria Operational and Strategic Group of troops.

"On February 7, in the operational area of Tavria Operational and Strategic Group of troops, soldiers of one of the mechanized units destroyed a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter," he says.

According to the general, the Russian Alligator with its crew was hit by man-portable air defense systems in the Avdiivka direction.

Russian losses in Ukraine

Since the beginning of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have destroyed 325 enemy helicopters. In particular, Russia's losses in the war in Ukraine as of Thursday morning, February 8, amounted to 910 occupants, bringing the total number of Russian army losses since the beginning of the invasion to 392,380. In addition to the helicopter, the Ukrainian Armed Forces destroyed 31 missiles, 14 drones, and 20 armored personnel carriers over the past day.

Situation in Avdiivka

Russian troops are advancing on Avdiivka from several directions. Expert Vladyslav Seleznov notes that about 40 thousand Russians are concentrated in the area of Avdiivka. And a few months ago, the same number was mentioned. This means that, despite the incredible losses, Russian reinforcements are coming. The enemy has a total advantage and is gradually advancing.

Currently, the situation in Avdiivka is approaching critical. The Russians are trying to break through to the city's buildings, and Ukrainian defenders are steadfastly repelling the assaults.

At the same time, Russian dictator Vladimir Putin is unlikely to come to Avdiivka to record a video address before the Russian presidential election if Russia captures the city. Read more in the article.